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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


Music for Men of Leisure: An Examination of the Domestic String Style

Marie Sumner Lott

in The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039225
eISBN:
9780252097270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039225.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates some of the ways that the musical style of string quartets and quintets from the 1830s and 1840s reflects specific social uses of music in middle-class life by examining ... More


• String Playing

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Several accounts attest to Felix Mendelssohn's string playing. One of the earliest is his own self-effacing comment in Paphlëis, “Flix scratches the fiddle” (Flix kratzt die Geige). Mendelssohn ... More


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