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"What a divine calling is music! Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God."

Key Works
1825 Octet for strings
1826 Overture,A Midsummer Night's Dream
1829 Book I of 'Songs Without Words' (Lieder ohne Worte), for piano
1830 Overture,The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
1832 Piano Concerto No.1
1833 Symphony No.4, 'Italian'
1837 Piano Concerto No.2
1842 more incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
  Symphony No.3, 'Scotch'
1844 Violin Concerto
1845 'Spring Song' and 'Bee's Wedding' from 'Songs Without Words'
1846 Oratorio,Elijah
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