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Only Connect - Felix Mendelssohn <> Joseph Joachim

How are these sitters connected?

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
by Conrad Cook, published by William Mackenzie, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
mid 19th century
NPG D5248

Joseph Joachim
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905
NPG 4930

The connection
The 12 year old Joseph Joachim made his 1844 London debut, playing the Beethoven Concerto, under Felix Mendelssohn.

Find out more about Mendelssohn connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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