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Mendelssohn, the organ, and the music of the past : constructing historical legacies /

edited by Jürgen Thym.

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Names: Thym, Jürgen,
Published: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2014.
Series: Eastman studies in music ; v. 118.
Topics: Organ music - Germany - 19th century - History and criticism. | Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.
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490 1 |aEastman studies in music,|x1071-9989 ;|vv. 118
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aMendelssohn and the contrapuntal tradition / R. Larry Todd -- Mendelssohn and the Catholic tradition : Roman influences on his Kirchen-Musik, op. 23 and Drei Motetten, op. 39 / Siegwart Reichwald -- Mendelssohn and the legacy of Beethoven's Ninth : vocality in the "Reformation" symphony / Peter Mercer-Taylor -- Mendelssohn and the organ / Wm. A. Little -- Some observations on Mendelssohn's Bach recital / Russell Stinson -- "He ought to have a statue" : Mendelssohn, Gauntlett, and the English organ Reform / Nicholas Thistlethwaite -- Mendelssohn's Sonatas, op. 65, and the Craighead-Saunders organ at the Eastman School of Music : aspects of performance practice and context / Hans Davidsson -- The Bach tradition among the Mendelssohn ancestry / Christoph Wolff -- Music history as sermon : style, form, and narrative in Mendelssohn's "Dürer" cantata (1828) / John Michael Cooper -- Mendelssohn's "authentic" Handel in context : German approaches to translation and art and architectural restoration in the early nineteenth century / Glenn Stanley -- Beyond the ethical and aesthetic : on reconciling religious art with secular art-religion in Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" / Benedict Taylor -- Mendelssohn's religious worlds : currents and crosscurrents of Protestantism in nineteenth-century Germany and Great Britain / Celia Applegate.
520 |aBy upbringing, family connections, and education, Felix Mendelssohn was ideally positioned to contribute to the historical legacies of the German people, who in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars discovered that they were a nation with a distinct culture. The number of cultural icons of German nationalism that Mendelssohn "discovered," promoted, or was asked to promote (by way of commissions) in his compositions is striking: Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press, Dürer and Nuremberg, Luther and the Augsburg Confession as the manifesto of Protestantism, Bach and the St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven and his claims to universal brotherhood. The essays in this volume investigate from a variety of perspectives Mendelssohn's relationship to the music of the past, including the significance of Bach's music for the Mendelssohn family, the homages to Bach in Mendelssohn's organ compositions, the influence of Beethoven in the Reformation Symphony, and Mendelssohn's reception and use of Handel's oratorios. Together, the essays shed light on the construction of legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death in 1847 [Publisher description]
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