By Nicole Grimes

ISBN-10: 1409428257

ISBN-13: 9781409428251

"Mendelssohn views" provides invaluable new insights into Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's song, biography and reception. severely attractive quite a lot of resource fabrics, the amount comprises either conventional musical analysis-based experiences, and embraces strains of inquiry which are an important to different parts of the arts. those intriguing new ways convey a historic and interpretive measurement to Mendelssohn stories. the quantity deals essays on Mendelssohn's Jewishness, his courting with track of the earlier and destiny, song for the degree, compositional approach and dealing with of shape in either the song of Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel, and Mendelssohn's enormous correspondence. German literature and aesthetics, gender and race, philosophy and technological know-how, and problems with historicism all come to endure on those new views on Mendelssohn.

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This illustration is available on p. org. 69 Ripley (1899), 391. 70 Fishberg (1911), 78–9. 71 Joseph Jacobs (1891), xxxi–xxxii. Jewish nostrility (in Figure 1) from Joseph Jacob, Studies in Jewish Statistics (London: D. Nutt, 1891), Appendix, xxxii. This illustration is available on p. org. 72 Wechsler (1993), 111–12. 73 Jabet (1859), 11. , 89. 75 Lavater, quoted in Wells (1873), 36. 66 67 Mendelssohn Perspectives 22 Over a century later, the idea remained; in 1914 Gerald Fosbroke could write that such a nose suggested ‘shrewdness … caution and suspicion.

H. Schramm’s 1841 drawing in Marek (1972), 260. Jabet (1859), 4. Cowling (1989), 149. 69 The so-called ‘Jewish’ nose, frequently depicted in physiognomy treatises, was so much part of the popular conception of Jews’ faces that anthropologists were at pains to concede that such noses were characteristic of other ethnic groups as well, and that all Jewish noses were not alike. Later in the century Jewish anthropologists attempted to qualify the stereotype of ‘the large, protruding, hooked nose of the Jew’70 in some manner.

Org. 69 Ripley (1899), 391. 70 Fishberg (1911), 78–9. 71 Joseph Jacobs (1891), xxxi–xxxii. Jewish nostrility (in Figure 1) from Joseph Jacob, Studies in Jewish Statistics (London: D. Nutt, 1891), Appendix, xxxii. This illustration is available on p. org. 72 Wechsler (1993), 111–12. 73 Jabet (1859), 11. , 89. 75 Lavater, quoted in Wells (1873), 36. 66 67 Mendelssohn Perspectives 22 Over a century later, the idea remained; in 1914 Gerald Fosbroke could write that such a nose suggested ‘shrewdness … caution and suspicion.

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