The Mendelssohns: Their Music in History

The Mendelssohns: Their Music in History

by John Michael Cooper, Julie D. Prandi
     
 


Since about 1970 there has been a veritable renaissance in scholarship and performances concerning the works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Hensel. The essays in this book, presenting the findings of three generations of members of the international community of Mendelssohn/Hensel scholars, constitute a compendium of cutting-edge research relating to… See more details below

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Since about 1970 there has been a veritable renaissance in scholarship and performances concerning the works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Hensel. The essays in this book, presenting the findings of three generations of members of the international community of Mendelssohn/Hensel scholars, constitute a compendium of cutting-edge research relating to these two important representatives of nineteenth-century musical culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198167235
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/16/2003
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Musical Examples
List of Contributors
Abbreviations
1'It seems to have been lost': On Missing and Recovered Mendelssohn Sources3
App. 1A Preliminary List of Lost or Missing Mendelssohn Works16
App. 2A Preliminary List of Missing Mendelssohn Autographs22
App. 3Some Autographs Transmitting Only Portions of Works24
2Editorial Problems in Mendelssohn's Organ Preludes, Op. 3727
3Mendelssohn's Two Infelice Arias: Problems of Sources and Musical Identity43
4Mendelssohn's First Composition101
5The Programme of Mendelssohn's 'Reformation' Symphony, Op. 107115
6Kindred Spirits: Mendelssohn and Goethe, Die erste Walpurgisnacht135
7Just how 'Scottish' is the 'Scottish' Symphony? Thoughts on Form and Poetic Content in Mendelssohn's Opus 56147
8'Indessen wollte ich mich Ihnen gern gerfallig beweisen': On Some Occasional Works, with an Unknown Composition by Mendelssohn169
9'So kann ich es nicht componiren': Mendelssohn, Opera, and the Libretto Problem181
10Mendelssohn's Cycles of Songs203
AppSources and Dates for Mendelssohn's Quartet Lieder225
11Similarities and Differences in the Artistic Development of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in a Family Context: Observations Based on the Early Berlin Autograph Volumes233
12On Stylistic Affinities in the Works of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy245
13Virtuoso Texture in Fanny Hensel's Piano Music263
14Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel: The Search for Perfection in Opposing Private and Public Worlds279
15Felix Mendelssohn and his Place in the Organ World of his Time291
16Epigones of an Epigone? Concerning Mendelssohn's String Quartets - and the Consequences303
17The Composer as Other: Gender and Race in the Biography of Felix Mendelssohn335
Select Bibliography353
General Index369
Index of Works377

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