The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn

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Peter Mercer-Taylor
Cambridge University Press, 21 oct. 2004 - 315 páginas
The Companion to Mendelssohn, is written by leading scholars in the field. In fourteen chapters they explore the life, work, and reception of a composer-performer once thought uniquely untroubled in life and art alike, but who is now broadly understood as one of the nineteenth century's most deeply problematic musical figures. The first section of the volume considers issues of biography, with chapters dedicated to Mendelssohn's role in the emergence of Europe's modern musical institutions, to the persistent tensions of his German-Jewish identity, and to his close but enigmatic relationship with his gifted older sister, Fanny. The following nine essays survey Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output, marked as it was by successes in almost every contemporary musical genre outside of opera. The volume's two closing essays confront, in turn, the turbulent course of Mendelssohn's posthumous reception and some of the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers.
 

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Índice

Mendelssohn and the institutions of German art music
11
Mendelssohn and Judaism Michael P Steinberg 26
26
gender biography and history
42
Mendelssohn and the rise of musical historicism James Garratt 55
55
5
71
Symphony and overture Douglass Seaton 91
91
The works for solo instruments and orchestra Steve Lindeman 112
112
Mendelssohns chamber music Thomas SchmidtBeste 130
130
On Mendelssohns sacred music real and imaginary R Larry Todd 167
167
Mendelssohns songs Susan Youens 189
189
from Liederspiel
206
Mendelssohn received John Michael Cooper 233
233
reversing habits and reclaiming meaning
251
Notes 269
269
Select bibliography 297
297
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The music for keyboard Glenn Stanley 149
149

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Sobre el autor (2004)

Peter Mercer-Taylor is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Minnesota School of Music. He is the author of The Life of Mendelssohn (Cambridge, 2000) and has published in a number of journals including The Journal of Musicology and Popular Music and Society.

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