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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Song Without Words as a Piano Duet 1847

30.4 x 23.0 cm | RCIN 1047149

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The royal couple also enjoyed listening to, composing and playing music together, as attested to by Queen Victoria's many journal entries.

Mendelssohn was one of their favourite composers, and one who they met personally on a number of occasions. He sent this arrangement of one of his piano pieces to Prince Albert in 1847, intended for the Prince and Queen to play together as a duet.

  • Creator(s)

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47) (composer)

  • 30.4 x 23.0 cm (book measurement (conservation))

  • Lied ohne Worte für das Piano vierhändig / von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

  • Specially arranged by Mendelssohn for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to play together, and presented to Prince Albert by Mendelssohn on 7 May 1847

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