Mendelssohn, Werner, and the Jews: A final word

Botstein, Leon
March 1999
Musical Quarterly;Spring99, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
Comments on identification of Felix Mendelssohn as Jew by Eric Werner. Criticisms Peter Ward Jones and Michael P. Steinberg on the representation of Mendelssohn; Lack of evidence on the religious views of Mendelssohn; Status of Jewish identity and anti-Semitism during the time of Mendelssohn; Use of the name Mendelssohn as a Jewish identity.


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