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Introduction

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the so-called “Mendelssohn Jewish Question”. Many commentators have assumed that since Felix Mendelssohn was born Jewish and set many Old Testament ... More


The St. Matthew Passion Revival

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Felix Mendelssohn's 1829 revival of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Matthaus-Passion). Musicologist Michael Marissen has argued that in preparing for the revival, ... More


Moses

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Felix Mendelssohn's collaboration with the critic and composer Adolf Bernhard Marx. Mendelssohn agreed in 1832 to write a libretto for Marx's oratorio Mose (first performed in ... More


Paulus

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Felix Mendelssohn' first major oratorio, Paulus or St. Paul. First performed in 1836, Paulus demonstrates Mendelssohn's pattern of increasing the anti-Semitic content in his ... More


Elias

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Felix Mendelssohn's second major oratorio, Elias or Elijah. First performed in 1846, shortly before Mendelssohn's death, Elias is often interpreted as a profession of ... More


Christus

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio fragment Christus, which he began in 1844 and left uncompleted upon his death in 1847. As in Elias, the image of the Jews in Christus is less ... More


Conclusion: Matters of Perspective

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This concluding chapter reviews the overall argument of the book. It summarizes how Mendelssohn's early sacred works, including his edition of The St. Matthew Passion, his unused libretto for Marx's ... More


Vincent d'Indy and Moral Order

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Vincent d'Indy's ideas. It is shown that D'Indy's ideas, especially his acknowledgement of the importance of German music and his taste for German romantic art in general, ... More


Only Time Will Cover the Taint

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter critically explores the point of view of Israelis who do not want to hear Wagner's music in their concert halls because of his supposedly anti-Semitic views. Richard Wagner's work was ... More


Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work

Michael Marissen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300194586
eISBN:
9780300206999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194586.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Across North America, “Messiah Sing-Ins”—performances of Handel's oratorio with the audience joining in the choruses—are a musical and social highlight of the winter holiday season. Christians, Jews, ... More


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