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A portrait of Mendelssohn

Author: Clive Brown
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since his death in 1847, Felix Mendelssohn's music and personality have been both admired and denigrated to extraordinary degrees. In this book Clive Brown weaves together an array of documents - letters, diaries, memoirs, reviews, news reports, and more - to present a balanced and fascinating picture of the composer and his work. Rejecting the received view of Mendelssohn as a facile, lightweight musician, Brown
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; 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: Clive Brown
ISBN: 0300095392 9780300095395 9780300207545 0300207549
OCLC Number: 50285106
Description: xxxiii, 551 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The man --
Multiplicity of talent --
Family background, childhood and education --
Religion and race --
Professional career --
The practical musician --
The teacher --
The composer --
Critical reception --
Posthumous reputation.
Responsibility: Clive Brown.

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This study weaves together an array of documents - letters, diaries, memoirs, reviews, news reports and more - to present a portrait of the composer, Felix Mendelssohn, and his work. Clive Brown  Read more...

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"This fascinating book presents a rich selection of documents concerning Mendelssohn's life and music, including some important new material." R. Larry Todd, Duke University

 
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