Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to three remarkable works which secured for Mendelssohn no small measure of his fame.
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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