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The Life of Mendelssohn

The Life of Mendelssohn

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Part of Musical Lives

  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521639729

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  • Famous for a handful of compositions that continue to sparkle with originality, Mendelssohn, as conductor and scholar, was also one of the principal architects of the musical canon that has underpinned concert life to this day. Mendelssohn was one of music's greatest child prodigies. This book roots his early years firmly in the cultural and familial histories that shaped his childhood: the rise of his grandfather, Moses, from obscure poverty to international renown as a philosopher; his aunts' leading role in turn-of-the-century salon culture; his father's career as one of Berlin's most successful bankers. At the same time, this book confronts head-on the myth that Mendelssohn's was a happy, untroubled existence. The composer's last decade was marked by ceaseless psychological turmoil, torn between a staggering performance schedule and a yearning to dedicate his life exclusively to the wife and children he adored, and to the compositional drive that was too often neglected.

    • The first Mendelssohn biography to appear for nearly twenty years
    • Full of rich historical and cultural detail
    • Interesting views and interpretation of standard musical works
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    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521639729
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.345kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    1. Beginnings
    2. The prodigy
    3. First maturity
    4. The Grand Tour
    5. Frustrations in Berlin and Düsseldorf
    6. Scaling the heights in Leipzig
    7. More frustrations in Berlin
    8. Endings
    Notes
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Mercer-Taylor, Valparaiso University, Indiana

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