Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Research and Information Guide

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Research and Information Guide

by John Michael Cooper, Angela R. Mace

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Research and Information Guide is a valuable tool for any scholar, performer, or music student interested in accessing the most pertinent resources on the life, works, and cultural context of the composer. It is an updated, annotated bibliography of resources on the biographical, musical, and religious aspects of Mendelssohn's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415802413
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/27/2011
Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Michael Cooper is Professor of Music and Margarett Root Brown Chair in Fine Arts at Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas).

Angela R. Mace is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Duke University. She is co-author, with R. Larry Todd, of "Mendelssohn and the Free Chorale" in Choral Journal 49/9 (March 2009) and Verzeichnis der Werke Felix Mendelssogn Barholdys in Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sein Leben, Seine Musik, Stuttgart: Carus/Reclam, 2008.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition and Acknowledgements xi

Acknowledgements for the Revised Edition xiii

Introduction to the Revised Edition xv

Problems and Potentials of Mendelssohn Scholarship xvii

Scholarship and Reception History Concerning the Musical Mendelssohns: A Brief Review xvii

About this Book xxi

Changes in the Revised Edition xxii

1 Life-and-Works Studies 1

Collections of Specialized Essays, Conference Reports 1

Surveys of Mendelssohn's Life and Works 6

Special Aspects of Mendelssohn's Biography 28

2 Studies of Individual Works and Repertoires 64

Secular Works 64

Stage Works 64

Orchestral Works 71

Accompanied Secular Choral Works 83

Concert Arias 88

Choral Songs 88

Songs and Vocal Duets 90

Chamber Music 94

Music for Solo Piano 99

Organ Music 103

Sacred Works 107

Oratorios 107

Chorale Cantatas 113

Psalm Settings 114

Other Accompanied Sacred Choral Works 116

Other Unaccompanied Sacred Choral Works 117

Arrangements and Editions of Other Composers' Works 118

3 General Studies of the Music of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 121

General Surveys and Overviews 121

Mendelssohn and the Music of the Past 134

Secular Works 151

Sacred Works 159

Performance Practice 163

Compositional Process 168

4 Sociological and Cultural Studies 174

The Mendelssohn Family 174

Studies of Jewish Issues 184

Reception History 191

5 Memoirs, Recollections, and Editions of Letters 204

Memoirs and Recollections 204

Editions of Letters 213

6 Documentary Studies 228

Work-lists and Literature Concerning Collected-Works Editions 228

Bibliographies, Bibliographic Essays, Discographies, Chronologies, and Iconographies 231

The Mendelssohn Estate Nachlaβ 232

Documentary Inventories and Overviews of Editions, Exhibitions, Music Manuscripts, and Papers 233

Mendelssohn and the Visual Arts 244

The Mendelssohn Homes and Mendelssohn Monuments 245

Appendix: Introduction to Internet Resources 248

Archival Sources and Websites 248

Online Articles 250

Index of Mendelssohn's Compositions 253

Index of Authors 258

General Index 268

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