Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures

by R. Larry Todd, Larry R. Todd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521407648

ISBN-13: 9780521407649

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The concert overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty, have ranked among the most enduring of the nineteenth-century orchestral repertoire. R. Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to these three remarkable works. His clearly…  See more details below

Overview

The concert overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty, have ranked among the most enduring of the nineteenth-century orchestral repertoire. R. Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to these three remarkable works. His clearly structured and accessible text is supported by a wealth of primary documents, including Mendelssohn's correspondence, memoirs of his friends, and nineteenth-century critical reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521407649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. Background; 2. Genesis; 3. Musical influences; 4. Formal considerations: a synoptic overview; 5. The Overture as programmatic music; 6. Some thoughts on Mendelssohn's orchestration; 7. Influence and reception of the overtures.

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