Mendelssohn: The Mature Years, 1839–1847

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394382
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199863556 | DOI:
Mendelssohn: The Mature Years, 1839–1847

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Musicology and Music History


Show Summary Details


This chapter details the life of Mendelssohn from 1839-47. It includes a description of his public organ recital in Leipzig, which he regarded as a critical moment in his career. Although he earned an enviable reputation as a skilled organist in Britain, Germany was das Organistenland supreme, and could boast a whole array of superlative players. Johann Schneider (1789-1864), Adolf Friedrich Hesse (1809-63), Carl Ludwig Haupt (1810-91), August Gottfried Ritter (1811-85) — simply to name a few of Mendelssohn's exact or close contemporaries — were all household names in the German musical community. And now Mendelssohn was about to make his bid to join that elite circle of German organ virtuosos.

Keywords: Mendelssohn; organists; organ music

Chapter.  12513 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.