TITLE

Mendelssohn and the Jews

AUTHOR(S)
Botstein, Leon
PUB. DATE
March 1998
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Spring98, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p210
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the article `The (Self-) Identification of Mendelssohn as Jew,' by Jeffrey Sposato. Falsification in Eric Werner's biography of Mendelssohn; Significance of Sposato's article in three areas; Mendelssohn's view on the name Bartholdy; Psychological and historical explanation for Werner's writing.
ACCESSION #
1452247

 

Related Articles

  • Mendelssohn's music and German-Jewish culture: An intervention. Steinberg, Michael P. // Musical Quarterly;Spring99, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p31 

    Examines the characterization of the biography of musician Felix Mendelssohn by Eric Werner. Correlation of the biographical formation of Mendelssohn on the German Jewish history; Identification on the cultural identity of Mendelssohn; Cultural and personal engagement in the music of...

  • Creative writing: The (self-) identification of Mendelssohn as Jew. Sposato, Jeffrey S. // Musical Quarterly;Spring98, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p190 

    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...

  • Mendelssohn und die Kirchenmusik im 19. Jahrhundert. Küster, Konrad // Forum Kirchenmusik;nov/dez2009, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p7 

    Noting the 200th birthday of German composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the article discusses the career and reputation of that Jewish composer and his relatively neglected contributions to 19th century Protestant church music. The effects of German anti-Semitism and professional collegues'...

  • 'IN THE MIDST OF MANY PEOPLES' -- SOME NINETEENTH-CENTURY JEWISH COMPOSERS AND THEIR JEWISHNESS. Conway, David // European Judaism;Spring2003, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p36 

    Provides information on some Jewish composers who, in the early years of the nineteenth century, started to make a career in music. Giacomo Meyerbeer; Felix Mendelssohn; Charles-Valentin Alkan

  • The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition. Cooper, John Michael // Notes;Dec2007, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p275 

    The article reviews the book "The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition," by Jeffrey S. Sposato.

  • Mendelssohn as Jew: Revisiting Controversy on the Occasion of the Composer's 200th Birthday. Botstein, Leon // Musical Quarterly;Jan2009, Vol. 92 Issue 1/2, p1 

    The article reflects on the views of author Jeffrey Sposato on the works of composer Felix Mendelssohn, as expressed in his work "The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition." It argues that Sposato made an assumption that the Biblical stories...

  • Overview: Felix Mendelssohn.  // American Record Guide;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p58 

    Reviews the works of classical music composer Felix Mendelssohn. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture; Lobgesang, Hymn of Praise; Concertos.

  • Songs without words: Thoughts on music, theology, and the role of the... Botstein, Leon // Musical Quarterly;Winter93, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p561 

    Discusses the interplay between Felix Mendelssohn's musical and aesthetic development and a particular biographical and social historical context. Situation of the Jews in German-speaking Europe; Undervaluation of Mendelssohn's oratorio `St. Paul'; Thoughts on music and theology; Role of the...

  • Mendelssohn the Master. Teachout, Terry // Commentary;Mar2001, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p53 

    Pays tribute to music composer Felix Mendelssohn. Personal background; Career background; Comments on his works.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics