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Only Connect - Felix Mendelssohn <> Nicolo Paganini

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

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
In 1833, the Gazette reported that ‘Paganini, Mendelssohn and Lindley performed a trio for viola, guitar and violoncello (composed by Paganini), Mendelssohn playing the guitar part on the pianoforte…’

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

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