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Mendelssohn : a life in music

Author: R Larry Todd
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall and for such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."; Now, in the first major Mendelssohn  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Todd, R. Larry.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003058242
Named Person: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Larry Todd
ISBN: 9780198027058 0198027052 9780195110432 0195110439 1280453338 9781280453335 9786610453337 6610453330
OCLC Number: 57124999
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 683 pages) : illustrations
Contents: In Nebel und Nacht: Hamburg to Berlin (1809-1819) --
Apprenticed prodigy (1820-1821) --
The second Mozart (1821-1822) --
From apprentice to journeyman (1823-1824) --
The prodigy's voice (1825-1826) --
In the public eye (1827-1829) --
Amateur gentleman (1829) --
Wanderlust (1830-1832) --
Dusseldorf beginnings (1832-1835) --
The apostle's voice (1835-1837) --
Musical Biedermeier (1837-1839) --
Leipzig vs Berlin (1840-1842) --
From Kapellmeister to Generalmusikdirektor (1841-1842) --
Portrait of a Prussian musician (1843-1844) --
The noon of fame: years of triumph (1844-1846) --
The prophet's voice: Elijah's chariot (1846-1847).
Responsibility: R. Larry Todd.


While seen as a prodigy and genius, Mendelssohn is most famous as the composer of "The Wedding March" and other "lightweight" music. Noted musicologist R. Larry Todd rights that record, re-examines  Read more...


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A highly readable and authoritative account of a brief but remarkably creative life, and an important contribution to Mendelssohn studies. S Professor Todd is our most distinguished authority on Read more...

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