Creative writing: The (self-) identification of Mendelssohn as Jew

Sposato, Jeffrey S.
March 1998
Musical Quarterly;Spring98, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p190
Academic Journal
Discusses Felix Mendelssohn's self-identification as a Jew, based in the writincs of his contemporaries and in his own letters and musical works. Efforts by Jews in German-speaking lands in Europe to dissociate from Judaism; Errors in Eric Werner's interpretation of anti-Semitic acts suffered by Mendelssohn; Letters between Mendelssohn and his father.


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