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Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures
     

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures

by R. Larry Todd
 
The concert overtures-- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave),--were conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty. This analysis is supported by primary documents, including personal correspondence and memoirs as well as nineteenth-century critical reviews.

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The concert overtures-- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave),--were conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty. This analysis is supported by primary documents, including personal correspondence and memoirs as well as nineteenth-century critical reviews.

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"...Todd certainly does deal eloquently with the intertext between Mendelssohn's stance and that of the aethetician Adolph B. Marx, particularly in relation to their respective work around Goethe and Shakespeare." Steve Sweeney-Turner, The Musical Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521404198
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/24/1993
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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