The Resource Mendelssohn and his world, edited by R. Larry Todd

Mendelssohn and his world, edited by R. Larry Todd

Label
Mendelssohn and his world
Title
Mendelssohn and his world
Statement of responsibility
edited by R. Larry Todd
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by historians and musicologists, reflections on Mendelssohn written by his contemporaries, the composer's own letters, and early critical reviews of his music, this volume explores various facets of Mendelssohn's music, his social and intellectual circles, and his career. The essays in Part I cover the nature of a Jewish identity in Mendelssohn's music; his relationship to the Berlin Singakademie; the role of his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and accomplished composer; Mendelssohn's compositional craft in the Italian Symphony and selected concert overtures; his oratorio Elijah; his incidental music to Sophocles' Antigone; his anthem "Why, O Lord, delay forever?"; and an unfinished piano sonata. Part II presents little-known memoirs by such contemporaries as J.C. Lobe, A.B. Marx, Julius Schubring, C.E. Horsley, Max Mller, and Betty Pistor. Mendelssohn's letters are represented in Part III by his correspondence with Wilhelm von Boguslawski and Aloys Fuchs, here translated for the first time. Part IV contains late nineteenth-century critical reviews by Heinrich Heine, Franz Brendel, Friedrich Niecks, Otto Jahn, and Hans von Blow. --From publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VLB
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M5
LC item number
M47 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bard Music Festival series
Label
Mendelssohn and his world, edited by R. Larry Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Letters from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to Aloys Fuchs / Eduard Hanslick ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- Mendelssohn as teacher, with previously unpublished letters from Mendelssohn to Wilhelm v. Boguslawski / Bruno Hake ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- Robert Schumann with reference to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and the development of modern music in general / Franz Brendel ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- Heinrich Heine on Mendelssohn / selected and introduced by Leon Botstein ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- On F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's oratorio Elijah / Otto Jahn ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- On Mendelssohn and some of his contemporary critics / Friedrich Niecks -- Felix Mendelssohn / Hans von Bülow ; transl. by Susan Gillespie
  • The aesthetics of assimilation and affirmation : reconstructing the career of Felix Mendelssohn / Leon Botstein -- Some notes on an anthem by Mendelssohn / David Brodbeck -- Mendelssohn and the Berlin Singakademie : the composer at crossroads / Wm. A. Little -- The Power of class : Fanny Hensel / Nancy B. Reich -- Samplings / Claudio Spies -- Elijah, Johann Sebastian Bach, and the New Covenant : on the aria "Es ist genug" in Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's oratorio Elijah / Martin Staehelin ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- The incidental politics to Mendelssohn's Antigone / Michael P. Steinberg -- The unfinished Mendelssohn / R. Larry Todd -- Conversations with Felix Mendelssohn / Johann Christian Lobe ; transl. by Susan Gillespie -- From the memoirs of Adolf Bernhard Marx / transl. by Susan Gillespie -- Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Julius Schubring -- Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn by his English pupil / Charles Edward Horsley -- From the memoirs of F. Max Müller -- From the memoirs of Ernst Rudorff / transl. and annotated by Nancy B. Reich
Control code
ocn696009018
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 401 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400831623
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttrxf4
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26283529
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)696009018
  • pebcs1400831628

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