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The Cambridge companion to Mendelssohn

Author: Peter Jameson Mercer-Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Companion to Mendelssohn, is written by leading scholars in the field. In fourteen chapters they explore the life, work, and reception of a composer-performer once thought uniquely untroubled in life and art alike, but who is now broadly understood as one of the nineteenth century's most deeply problematic musical figures. The first section of the volume considers issues of biography, with chapters dedicated to  Read more...
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Named Person: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jameson Mercer-Taylor
ISBN: 0521826039 9780521826037 0521533422 9780521533423
OCLC Number: 54006696
Description: xv, 315 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Mendelssohn as border-dweller / Peter Mercer-Taylor --
Mendelssohn and the institution(s) of German art music / Peter Mercer-Taylor --
Mendelssohn and Judaism / Michael P. Steinberg --
Felix and Fanny : gender, biography, and history / Marian Wilson Kimber --
Mendelssohn and the rise of musical historicism / James Garratt --
Mendelssohn as progressive / Greg Vitercik --
Symphony and overture / Douglass Seaton --
The works for solo instrument(s) and orchestra / Steve Lindeman --
Mendelssohn's chamber music / Thomas Schmidt-Beste --
The music for keyboard / Glenn Stanley --
On Mendelssohn's sacred music, real and imaginary / R. Larry Todd --
Mendelssohn's songs / Susan Youens --
Felix Mendelssohn's dramatic compositions : from Liederspiel to Lorelei / Monika Hennemann --
Mendelssohn received / John Michael Cooper --
Wagner as Mendelssohn : reversing habits and reclaiming meaning in the performance of Mendelssohn's music for orchestra and chorus / Leon Botstein.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Mercer-Taylor.
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The Companion to Mendelssohn, is written by leading scholars in the field. In fourteen chapters they explore the life, work, and reception of a composer-performer once thought uniquely untroubled in life and art alike, but who is now broadly understood as one of the nineteenth century's most deeply problematic musical figures. The first section of the volume considers issues of biography, with chapters dedicated to Mendelssohn's role in the emergence of Europe's modern musical institutions, to the persistent tensions of his German-Jewish identity, and to his close but enigmatic relationship with his gifted older sister, Fanny. The following nine essays survey Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output, marked as it was by successes in almost every contemporary musical genre outside of opera. The volume's two closing essays confront, in turn, the turbulent course of Mendelssohn's posthumous reception and some of the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers.

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