Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony

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Overview

This is the first book-length study of the composition, reception, extramusical implications, and stylistic eclecticism of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, a staple of the nineteenth-century musical canon. Cooper devotes extensive attention to the differences between the posthumously published familiar version of the work and the composer's revision, which remained unpublished until 2001. He presents substantial new insights into a work which many listeners and scholars have known only in the version the composer considered less successful.

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Meet the Author

Michael Cooper is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of North Texas. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Assistant Professor of Music History at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Table of Contents

List of Diagrams
List of Figures
List of Musical Examples
Abbreviations
1 Compositional Context and Critical Reception 1
2 Composition, Revision, and Early Performances 23
3 The Musical Sources 46
4 The Music and its Revisions 101
5 An 'Italian' Symphony? 155
6 Knowing Mendelssohn 192
App. A Review by G. A. Macfarren of the First Edition of the Arrangement of the A Major Symphony for Piano Duet (1852) 213
App. B Goethe, 'Lilis Park' (complete text and translation) 223
Index 227
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