Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form

Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form

Benedict Taylor


Felix Mendelssohn has lengthy been considered as the most traditionally minded composers in western song. This ebook explores the conceptions of time, reminiscence and background present in his instrumental compositions, featuring an fascinating new standpoint on his ever-popular track. concentrating on Mendelssohn's leading edge improvement of cyclic shape, Taylor investigates how the composer used to be prompted by way of the cultured and philosophical routine of the interval. this is often of key value not just for reconsideration of Mendelssohn's paintings and its place in nineteenth-century tradition, but in addition extra commonly about the dating among tune, time and subjectivity. certainly one of only a few particular bills of Mendelssohn's tune, the learn offers a brand new and provocative examining of the that means of the composer's paintings by way of connecting it to wider cultural and philosophical principles.

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