Title: The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
This book surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn. Editor(s): Mercer-Taylor, Peter. Series: Cambridge Companions to Music. Num Pages: 332 pages, 1 b/w illus. 41 music examples. BIC Classification: AVH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 244 x 174 x 16. Weight in Grams: 536. . 2004. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780521533423
Synopsis: Authored by leading scholars in the field, this collection of fourteen essays surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of the nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer. Sections cover aspects of biography as well as Felix Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output. Two closing essays confront the turbulent course of his posthumous reception and the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers.
Book Description: This collection of fourteen essays, authored by leading scholars in the field, surveys the life, work, and posthumous reception of nineteenth-century German-Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn. While engaging with the most up-to-date scholarly literature, each chapter also provides sufficient background information to make the volume effective as an introduction to Mendelssohn for the virtual newcomer. Following sections on aspects of biography and on Mendelssohn's expansive and multi-faceted musical output, two closing essays confront the turbulent course of Mendelssohn's posthumous reception and the challenges his music continues to pose for modern performers.
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