The Resource The life of Mendelssohn, Peter Mercer-Taylor

The life of Mendelssohn, Peter Mercer-Taylor

Label
The life of Mendelssohn
Title
The life of Mendelssohn
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mercer-Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Mendelssohn was one of music's greatest child prodigies. This book roots his early years firmly in the cultural and familial histories that shaped his childhood: the rise of his grandfather, Moses, from obscure poverty to international renown as a philosopher; his aunts' leading role in turn-of-the-century salon culture; his father's career as one of Berlin's most successful bankers. At the same time, this book confronts head-on the myth that Mendelssohn's was a happy, untroubled existence. The composer's last decade was marked by ceaseless psychological turmoil, torn between a staggering performance schedule and a yearning to dedicate his life exclusively to the wife and children he adored, and to the compositional drive that was too often neglected." "Famous for a handful of compositions that continue to sparkle with originality, Mendelssohn was also a great advocate of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven and his championing of these composers has shaped the repertoire of concert halls today."
  • "In this new biography Peter Mercer-Taylor traces Mendelssohn's brief but intense career as performer, scholar and composer, discussing the major musical works within the context of his working life and the rich cultural surroundings of nineteenth-century Europe."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mercer-Taylor, Peter Jameson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
ML410.M5
LC item number
M66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Felix
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • Compositeurs
  • Composers
  • Componisten
  • Germany
Label
The life of Mendelssohn, Peter Mercer-Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The prodigy -- First maturity -- The Grand Tour -- Frustrations in Berlin and Düsseldorf -- Scaling the heights in Leipzig -- More frustrations in Berlin -- Endings
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780521630252
Lccn
99058441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42861740
  • (OCoLC)ocm42861740
Label
The life of Mendelssohn, Peter Mercer-Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The prodigy -- First maturity -- The Grand Tour -- Frustrations in Berlin and Düsseldorf -- Scaling the heights in Leipzig -- More frustrations in Berlin -- Endings
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780521630252
Lccn
99058441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42861740
  • (OCoLC)ocm42861740

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