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Felix Mendelssohn composed his great oratorio, “Elijah,” just a year before his death in 1847. It is one of his most enduring works.

Suffused with the Romantic style of his generation, which Mendelssohn helped to define, it also looks back to the oratorios of a previous era, the Baroque. It was Mendelssohn who is largely credited with bringing the masters of the Baroque, particularly Bach, to public attention.

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