The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn

The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn

by Peter Mercer-Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521826039

ISBN-13: 9780521826037

Pub. Date: 06/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Authored by leading scholars in the field, this collection of fourteen essays surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of the nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer. Sections cover aspects of biography as well as Felix Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output. Two closing essays confront the turbulent course of his posthumous reception

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Authored by leading scholars in the field, this collection of fourteen essays surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of the nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer. Sections cover aspects of biography as well as Felix Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output. Two closing essays confront the turbulent course of his posthumous reception and the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers.

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ISBN-13:
9780521826037
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Mendelssohn as border-dweller Peter Mercer-Taylor; Part I. Issues in Biography: 1. Mendelssohn and the institution(s) of German art music Peter Mercer-Taylor; 2. Mendelssohn and Judaism Michael P. Steinberg; 3. Felix and Fanny: gender, biography, and history Marian Wilson-Kimber; Part II. Situating the Compositions: 4. Mendelssohn and the rise of musical historicism James Garratt; 5. Mendelssohn as progressive Greg Vitercik; Part III. Profiles of the Music: 6. Symphony and Overture Douglass Seaton; 7. The works for solo instrument(s) and orchestra Steve Lindeman; 8. Mendelssohn's chamber music Thomas Schmidt-Beste; 9. The music for keyboard Glenn Stanley; 10. On Mendelssohn's sacred music, real and imaginary R. Larry Todd; 11. Mendelssohn's songs Susan Youens; 12. Felix Mendelssohn's dramatic compositions: from Liederspiel to Lorelei Monika Hennemann; Part IV. Reception and Performance: 13. Mendelssohn received John Michael Cooper; 14. Wagner as Mendelssohn: reversing habits and reclaiming meaning in the performance of Mendelssohn's music for orchestra and chorus Leon Botstein.

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