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How did Felix Mendelssohn die?

Felix Mendelssohn suffered from bad health, likely aggravated by nervous problems and overwork. The death of his sister, Fanny, in May 1847 caused great distress. Mendelssohn died on November 4, 1847 in Leipzig, Germany after a series of strokes. Full Answer

Who composed the piano cycle entitled The Year?

"Das Jahr," or "The Year," was composed by Fanny Mendelssohn, as a 12-part musical cycle. Although her family (except her brother, the composer Felix Mendelssohn), was against it, she published the cycle in 1846. After her death in 1847, her… Full Answer