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About 'Vivace in F Op.72 no.6'
Mendelssohn, Felix (biography)
1809 , Hamburg
1847 , Leipzig
German Romantic composer, although one who espoused the wore the classical influence of Mozart more than the impassioned Romanticism of Beethoven. His most popular works are concert overtures and desciptive symphonies like the Italian and the Scotch.
This is the last of a set of piano pieces known popularly as 'Six Pieces for children'. The original dedication read 'Six pieces, composed as a Christmas present for his Young Friends.'