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Title Mendelssohn in performance / edited by Siegwart Reichwald ; foreword by Christopher Hogwood.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2008]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,F MEN    Available
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Description x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mendelssohn's audience / Douglass Seaton -- Mendelssohn and the piano / Kenneth Hamilton -- Mendelssohn and the organ / Peter Ward Jones -- The performance of Mendelssohn's chamber and solo music for violin / Clive Brown -- Mendelssohn and the orchestra / David Milsom -- Mendelssohn as composer/conductor: early performances of Paulus / Siegwart Reichwald -- From drawing room to theater: performance traditions of Mendelssohn's stage works / Monika Hennemann -- Mendelssohn and the performance of Handel's vocal works / Ralf Wehner -- From notation to edition to performance: issues in interpretation / John Michael Cooper -- Mendelssohn's tempo indications / Siegwart Reichwald -- For you see I am the eternal objector: on performing Mendelssohn's music in translation / John Michael Cooper.
Summary "While recent studies have aided greatly in gaining a fuller understanding of Mendelssohn's life and work, no serious attempt has been made to capture Mendelssohn's approach to performing. Essays in this book explore many aspects of Mendelssohn's multi-faceted career as musician and how it intersected with his work as composer." "Contributors discuss practical issues of music making such as performance space, instruments, tempo markings, dynamics, phrasings, articulation, fingerings, and instrument techniques. Conceptual and ideological underpinnings of Mendelssohn's approach to performance, interpretation, and composition are explored through the contextualization of specific performance events and through the theoretic actualization of performances of specific works." "The study of Mendelssohn's work as conductor, pianist, organist, violist, accompanist, music director, and editor of old and new music has resulted in valuable insights into nineteenth-century performance practice issues. In this new collection, contributors rely on manuscripts, marked or edited scores, and performance parts to gain a deeper understanding of musical expression in nineteenth-century Germany."--Jacket.
Subject Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.
Performance practice (Music) -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Added Author Reichwald, Siegwart, 1967-
Other Form: Online version: Mendelssohn in performance. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008 (OCoLC)639424869
ISBN 9780253351999 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253351995 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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