Tree

Mendelssohn’s Tree

Erection date: 10/4/1993

Inscription

{On a plaque beside the tree:}
Mendelssohn’s Tree
(See wall plaque for details)

{On the plaque attached to the nearest pillar:}
Part of a Beech Tree (Fagus Sylvatica) over 500 years old which fell in the forest of Burnham Beeches Buckinghamshire during a storm in January 1990. Burnham Beeches was purchased by the Corporation of London on behalf of the nation in 1880. The forest was the favourite haunt of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1808 - 1847) during his frequent visits to the area. He used to sit under this tree gaining inspiration to write several works including some of the incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Presented by the Barbican Horticultural Society to preserve these historic links.
Unveiled by Carl Davies Composer/Conductor, 10th April 1993.

We think 'Davies' is a slip and 'Davis' was intended.

Site: Mendelssohn’s Tree (1 memorial)

EC2, Highwalk

This is on the public high-walk below a north-south covered arcade.

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Burns' Day Storm

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Felix Mendelssohn

Composer. Born Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn in Hamburg. Bartholdy was a nam...

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Burnham Beeches

A 1.44 square mile biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Buckingh...

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Barbican Horticultural Society

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Corporation of the City of London

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Carl Davis

Conductor and composer. Born New York City but lived in the UK from1961.  He ...

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