ISBN-10:
0195180801
ISBN-13:
9780195180800
Pub. Date:
11/25/2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

by R. Larry Todd

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ISBN-13: 9780195180800
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Recognized in the New Yorker as "Mendelssohn's most authoritative biographer," R. Larry Todd is Arts and Sciences Professor at Duke University. A Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of the National Humanities Center, he is the author of Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, named Best Biography in 2003 by the Association of American Publishers. He has recently returned to his pianist roots and released his first CD, of Mendelssohn's complete cello works, with internationally acclaimed cellist Nancy Green for JRI Recordings.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note On the Website
Genealogical Tree of the Itzig and Mendelssohn Families
Preface
I. Fugal Fingers (1805-1818)
II. Musical Ornaments (1819-1821)
III. Sibling Rivalry and Separation (1822-1824)
IV. Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 (1825-1828)
V. Becoming Frau Hensel (1828-1830)
VI. Secret Aspirations (1830-1833)
VII. Youthful Decrepitude (1834-1835)
VIII. Demonic Influences (1836-1839)
IX. Italian Intermezzo (1839-1840)
X. Domestic Tranquility (1840-1842)
XI. The Joys of Dilettantism (1843-1845)
XII. Engraver's Ink and Heavenly Songs (1846-1847)
Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Fanny Hensel's Compositions
General Index

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