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Mendelssohn and His World


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*FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Preface, pg. ix*Acknowledgments, pg. xiii*The Aesthetics of Assimilation and Affirmation: Reconstructing the Career of Felix Mendelssohn, pg. 5*Some Notes on an Anthem by Mendelssohn, pg. 43*Mendelssohn and the Berlin Singakademie: The Composer at the Crossroads, pg. 65*The Power of Class: Fanny Hensel, pg. 86*Samplings, pg. 100*Elijah, Johann Sebastian Bach, and the New Covenant: On the Aria "Es ist genug" in Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy"s Oratorio Elijah, pg. 121*The Incidental Politics to Mendelssohn's Antigone, pg. 137*The Unfinished Mendelssohn, pg. 158*Conversations with Felix Mendelssohn, pg. 187*From the Memoirs of Adolf Bernhard Marx, pg. 206*Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, pg. 221*Reminiscences of Mendelssohn by His English Pupil, pg. 237*From the Memoirs of F. Max Muller, pg. 252*From the Memoirs of Ernst Rudorff, pg. 259*Letters from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to Aloys Fuchs, pg. 275*Mendelssohn as Teacher, pg. 310*Robert Schumann with Reference to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and the Development of Modern Music in General, pg. 341*Heinrich Heine on Mendelssohn, pg. 352*On F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Oratorio Elijah, pg. 364*On Mendelssohn and Some of His Contemporary Critics, pg. 382*Felix Mendelssohn, pg. 390*Index of Names and Compositions, pg. 395*List of Contributors, pg. 402


One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1992 "Mendelssohn and His World... is richly textured in its approaches-music-, social-, and religious-historical; biographical; analytic; and documentary-and, what is perhaps more rewarding, in the implicit dialogues engendered by its inherent multiplicity of voices."--Notes

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