Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

736 Pages | 1 map, 22 halftones & 325 music examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179880

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A Life in Music

R. Larry Todd

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. Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works, and explores how the composer's personal life affected his work. 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.


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