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Felix Mendelssohn
A discussion on the life and musical achievements of Felix Mendelssohn.
# 93580 | 1,738 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2007 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (History)

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This paper discusses the life of the early romantic composer, Felix Mendelssohn. The paper gives a short biography of his life, concluding with his death at age thirty eight. The paper discusses Mendelssohn's Jewish heritage. It then spends some time discussing his musical style, symphonies, piano and choral music. The paper concludes that Mendelssohn artfully combined the older classical style with newer romantic ideas regarding composition, and thereby gracefully bridged these dramatic musical changes.

Table of Contents:
Short Biography
Jewish Heritage
Musical Style
Piano Music
Choral Music

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Conway, David. 2003. "In the Midst of Many Peoples' - Some Nineteenth-Century Jewish Composers and Their Jewishness." European Judaism, Vol. 36.
  • Grout, Jay, and Palisca, Claude V. A History of Western Music. W. W. Norton, 2001.
  • Jacob, Heinrich Eduard; Winston, Clara, and Winston, Richard. Felix Mendelssohn and His Times. Prentice-Hall, 1963.
  • Sadie, Stanley. "Felix Mendelssohn," in The Grove Concise Dictionary of Music. Macmillan Press Ltd., London, 1994. Accessed via the Internet 3/21/06. <http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/mendelssohn.html>
  • Todd, R. Larry. Mendelssohn: A Life in Music. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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