Felix Mendelssohn: A Guide to Research: (Composer Resource Manuals Series, Vol. 51)

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Detailed bibliography of important composer of Romantic instrumental works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815315131
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies Series , #51
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Michael Cooper is a Professor at the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He lives in Denton, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction. Problems and Potentials of Mendelssohn Scholarship 3
1 Life-and-Works Studies 13
I Collections of Specialized Essays, Conference Reports 13
II Surveys of Mendelssohn's Life and Works 16
III Special Aspects of Mendelssohn's Biography 37
2 Memoirs, Recollections, and Editions of Letters 69
I Memoirs and Recollections 69
II Editions of Letters 78
3 Sociological and Cultural Studies 95
I The Mendelssohn Family 95
II Studies of Jewish Issues 101
III Reception History 107
4 Documentary Studies 119
I Work-lists and Literature Concerning Collected-Works Editions 119
II Bibliographies, Bibliographic Essays, and Discographies 121
III The Mendelssohn Estate Nachlass 122
IV Documentary Inventories and Overviews of Editions, Exhibitions, Music Manuscripts, and Papers 123
V Mendelssohn and the Visual Arts 132
VI The Mendelssohn Homes and Mendelssohn Monuments 134
5 Studies of Individual Works and Repertoires 137
I Secular Works 137
II Sacred Works 168
III Arrangements and Editions of Other Composers' Works 176
6 General Studies of the Music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 179
I General Surveys and Overviews 179
II Mendelssohn and the Music of the Past (including Beethoven, Weber, and Schubert) 191
III Secular Works 200
IV Sacred Works 206
V Performance Practice 210
VI Compositional Process 211
App. A A Bibliographic Introduction to Research Concerning Fanny Hensel 217
App. B Principal Editions, Facsimilies, and Publications of Mendelssohn's Works 223
Index to the List 224
Name Index 279
Compositions Index 297
Subject Index 305
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