Elijah, Oratorio in Two Parts, Op. 70

Chorus Score

Author: Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: Serenissima Music, Inc.

ISBN: 9781608740017


Page: 110

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A new, digitally-enhanced reprint of the chorus score first issued by G. Schirmer, New York around 1892. Measure numbers have been added, along with rehearsal letters from the definitive 1875 full score edited by Julius Rietz, first published by Breitkopf und Hartel and subsequently reprinted by Broude, Dover, Kalmus, Lucks.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874849

Category: Music

Page: 792

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The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.


A Life in Music

Author: R. Larry Todd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839379

Category: Music

Page: 736

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An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall and for such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." Now, in the first major Mendelssohn biography to appear in decades, R. Larry Todd offers a remarkably fresh account of this musical giant, based upon painstaking research in autograph manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and paintings. Rejecting the view of the composer as a craftsman of felicitous but sentimental, saccharine works (termed by one critic "moonlight with sugar water"), Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works. Here are engaging analyses of Mendelssohn's distinctive masterpieces--the zestful Octet, puckish Midsummer Night's Dream, haunting Hebrides Overtures, and elegiac Violin Concerto in E minor. Todd describes how the composer excelled in understatement and nuance, in subtle, coloristic orchestrations that lent his scores an undeniable freshness and vividness. He also explores Mendelssohn's changing awareness of his religious heritage, Wagner's virulent anti-Semitic attack on Mendelssohn's music, the composer's complex relationship with his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and prolific composer, his avocation as a painter and draughtsman, and his remarkable, polylingual correspondence with the cultural elite of his time. Mendelssohn: A Life offers a masterful blend of biography and musical analysis. Readers will discover many new facets of the familiar but misunderstood composer and gain new perspectives on one of the most formidable musical geniuses of all time.

The Bible in Music

A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More

Author: Siobhán Dowling Long,John F.A. Sawyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810884526

Category: Music

Page: 372

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Until now, no reference work has yet appeared on the Bible as it appears in Western music. In The Bible in Music, scholars Siobhan Dowling Long and John F. A. Sawyer provide for the first time a convenient guide to musical interpretations of the Bible.

Musica sacra. Vollständiges Verzeichniss aller seit dem Jahre 1750-1867 gedruckt erschienener Compositionen für die Orgel, Lehrbücher für die Orgel, Schriften über Orgelbaukunst. Nebst Angabe der Verleger und Preise

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Publisher: N.A



Page: 56

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Author: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Publisher: N.A



Page: 16

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The Essential Canon of Classical Music

Author: David Dubal

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466807261

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 9894

The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.


Author: Sir Compton Mackenzie,Christopher Stone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sound recordings

Page: N.A

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