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Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel (1805–47) was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred ... More


Demonic Influences (1836–1839)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The concept of the demonic influence had figured prominently in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's works, especially in the closing sections of his autobiographical Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and ... More


Basset Horn Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter three is devoted to basset horn music grouped in the categories: opera, sacred, and stage works; orchestral; chamber music; and wind band music. Other sections cover virtuosi and concert ... More


Engraver's Ink and Heavenly Songs (1845–1847)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert von Keudell looms especially large in Fanny Hensel's biography because he apparently played the critical role of convincing her late in life to begin publishing under her own name, the final ... More


The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bach's music has made an indelible mark on all those who compose for the organ, and in the 19th century, Bach's music was revived, revered, and brought to life for a musical public. This study ... More


Fugal Fingers (1805–1818)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Little is known about Fanny Hensel's early years in Hamburg. The first notice about her is a letter, written by Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy to his mother-in-law the day after Fanny's birth, ... More


Secret Aspirations (1830–1833)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For Fanny Hensel's twenty-eighth birthday, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy finished a landscape painting and a major new composition, the Fair Melusine Overture, op. thirty-two. However, Felix, ever the ... More


Youthful Decrepitude (1834–1835)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Admittedly, during the previous decade, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy had already engaged Ludwig van Beethoven's music in a series of compositions. Writing to Felix, Fanny Hensel observed that her ... More


Musical Ornaments (1819–1821)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1819, though Fanny Hensel was certainly the more advanced pianist of the two, around this time her parents made the decision to promote Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's musical training. Thus, on Lea ... More


The “Second Mozart”: Mendelssohn and precocity revisited

R. Larry Todd

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1808–1847), recognized as one of the most astonishing musical prodigies of all time, earned comparisons as early as his twelfth year to a “Second Mozart.” What set ... More


Italian Intermezzo (1839–1840)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As 1839 neared its end, the Hensels celebrated Christmas by fabricating a tree from cypress, orange, and myrtle branches. The papal services left Fanny Hensel unexpectedly nostalgic for ... More


Mendelssohn and the Transformation of Leipzig Musical Culture

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in Leipzig After Bach: Church and Concert Life in a German City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190616953
eISBN:
9780190616984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616953.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is the third of three chapters to look at the relationship between a Thomaskantor, who oversaw the church music, and a Kapellmeister (music director) of the public concerts. Thomaskantor ... More


Reception History

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116663
eISBN:
9780199848959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter studies the “reception” of the Great Eighteen chorales. In a musical context, the term “reception history” implies the study of compositions as mirrored in the reactions of critics, ... More


Epilogue

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the loss of Fanny Hensel was a crushing blow from which he never recovered. With her passing, he confided to Karl Klingemann, his entire youth had disappeared, and he ... More


Introduction

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For the subjects investigated, this introduction describes: origins, instruments, makers, music, and performers of a subset of the clarinet family, called here large size clarinets. Along with an ... More


The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Jason Geary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book uncovers a largely forgotten chapter in music history by considering the intersection of music and Hellenism in nineteenth-century Germany. Drawing on research from the fields of ... More


Reading the Fairies: Shakespeare in Concert with Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Between 1850 and 1920, readings of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by women took place in conjunction with concerts of Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music, popularized by actress Fanny ... More


Wagner and German Jewish Composers in the Nineteenth Century

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the works of Richard Wagner and the conditions of German-Jewish composers in the nineteenth century. It analyzes Wagner's 1850 polemic Judaism in Music and the works of Felix ... More


The Musical Sublime

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the tension between claims that music is a universal language, and the interest in directing musical experience towards the construction of exclusionary identities, particularly ... More


1858–1862 Sullivan at Leipzig; Gilbert at Law

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The conservatory at Leipzig had been founded by Felix Mendelssohn only 15 years before Arthur Sullivan's arrival in September 1858. Its director was Konrad Schlemitz, although Ignaz Moscheles, who ... More


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