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

Jeffrey S. Sposato

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the relationship of composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47) to his Jewish heritage. Most scholars since World War Two have assumed that Mendelssohn, who was born Jewish but was ... 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


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


“Giving Liberty to All”: Spanish Florida as a Black Sanctuary, 1673–1790

Jane Landers

in La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060118
eISBN:
9780813050485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060118.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the Spanish social, religious and legal precedents for African history in Florida. It highlights the contributions of little-known Africans such as Juan Garrido, who accompanied ... More


Mary Mathewes, Malcontent

Steven C. Hahn

in The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042213
eISBN:
9780813043043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042213.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Mary's second marriage to her ex-servant Jacob Mathewes. First, it explores her activities during the War of Jenkins' Ear, particularly the interpreting she did for General ... More


Mi manca la voce: How Balzac Talks Music—or How Music Takes Place—in Massimilia Doni

John T. Hamilton

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

As his letters attest, Balzac was deeply concerned about incorporating musical composition, performance and reception into his broad novelistic project. The task, as he explicitly describes it, is ... More


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