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Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Steven Kepnes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jewish Liturgical Reasoning is an attempt to articulate the internal patterns of philosophical, ethical, and theological reasoning that are at work in Jewish synagogue liturgies. Jewish ... More


 Liturgical Semiotics: Moses Mendelssohn's “Jerusalem”

Steven Kepnes

in Jewish Liturgical Reasoning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313819
eISBN:
9780199785650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313819.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

One of the major tasks of Mendelssohn and other Jewish thinkers is to formulate a larger vision of the Enlightenment, in which the Jews would not only participate but also take the lead. In Jerusalem ... More


Introduction

Russell Stinson

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Bach's organ works through the points of view of the most prominent composers in all of music history—Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, and Lizst. It discusses that these prominent ... More


New Christians

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/9780195149746.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the situation of Jews in early 19th-century Germany, and situates the Mendelssohn family within this context. With the defeat of Napoleon and the treaties of the Congress of ... More


n i n e The Newtonian Program of thePrize Essay and Kant's Crisis The Struggle for Freedom

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the aftermath of Only Possible Argument and the Prize Essay (1764). Section 1 examines the curious preface of Kant’s third book, the exchange with Mendelssohn, and Kant’s ... More


 Three Jewish Theologians of Christianity

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses three Jewish theologians of Christianity: Menachem Ha Me'iri (1249-1315), Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), and Elijah Benamozegh (1823-1900). Rabbi Menachem Ben Shlomo Ha Me'iri ... More


The Master-Interpreter: Notes on the German Career of Joachim Wach (1922–1935 )

Steven M. Wasserstrom

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article examines the life and works of Joachim Wach (1898–1955) during his career in Germany (1922–35). Aspects examined include his homosocial participation in youth movements (Jugendbewegung) ... More


Mendelssohn and the Organ

Wm. A. Little

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Although Mendelssohn was most famous during his lifetime as a composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor, he also enjoyed an enviable reputation as a highly skilled organist. The instrument had ... More


Mendelssohn and The German Organ Community, ca. 1820–1847

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on how Mendelssohn's relationship with the Berlin organ community mirrors to a considerable extent his relationship with the larger Berlin musical community. His immense talent, ... More


Organ Works, 1820–1835

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reviews Mendelssohn's organ works from 1820-35. Within a span of less than six weeks — from 28 November 1820, through 6 January 1821 — Mendelssohn composed his first works for the organ. ... More


Organ Works, 1836–1837: Three Preludes and Fugues for Organ (Op. 37)

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reviews Mendelssohn's organ works from 1836-7. By the time he turned 27 on February 3, 1837, Felix Mendelssohn had established an enviable international reputation for himself in the ... More


Organ Works, 1838–1843

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reviews Mendelssohn's organ works from 1838-43. Mendelssohn believed that the fugue was the form preeminently suited for the organ. Quite possibly he associated the discipline of fugue ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Chronology and Genesis

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter reviews Mendelssohn's organ works from 1844-5. The 19 movements that make up Opus 65 were drawn from a total of 29 works that Mendelssohn composed or assembled as he developed his final ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Manuscript Sources, Original Printed Editions, Registration, Slurs, and Tempo

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the manuscript sources, original printed editions, registration, slurs, and tempo for Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas.


Six Sonatas For The Organ, Six Sonatas For The Organ, (op. 65), 1844–1845: Commentary

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter presents commentary on Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas. Composed, compiled, culled, and revised over a period of some nine months, from 21 July 1844, to April/May 1845, Mendelssohn's Organ ... More


Six Sonatas For The Organ Six Sonatas For The Organ (op. 65), 1844–1845: Reception

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter presents reviews of Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas. On 15 September 1845, Mendelssohn's Six Sonatas for the Organ appeared in print. The critical response to the Sonatas was virtually ... More


Mendelssohn: The Formative Years, 1820–1838

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter details the life of Mendelssohn from 1820-38. It argues that consideration of Mendelssohn and the organ must proceed from the premise that, first and last, Mendelssohn was a secular ... More


Mendelssohn: The Mature Years, 1839–1847

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter details the life of Mendelssohn from 1839-47. It includes a description of his public organ recital in Leipzig, which he regarded as a critical moment in his career. Although he earned ... More


Mendelssohn As Organist: Performance Characteristics

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on Mendelssohn's organ technique. Whether improvising or performing his own works, or the organ works of Bach, Mendelssohn amazed his audiences by the clarity and brilliance of ... More


Mendelssohn As Organ Improviser

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on Mendelssohn's skills in improvising organ music. While improvisation of “serious” music was largely relegated to the “artistic limbo [of ] the organ loft” in the 20th century, ... More


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