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Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394382
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199863556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0006
Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire

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This chapter shows that Mendelssohn's repertoire for the organ was remarkably small; other than his own works, it was limited to a few of Bach's free organ works and several chorale preludes. There is no evidence that Mendelssohn had anything more than the most superficial knowledge of — or interest in — organ literature, except for Bach. Similarly, there is no record that he ever played a single organ work by any composer other than J. S. Bach or himself.

Keywords: Mendelssohn; organists; organ music; organ repertoire; J. S. Bach

Chapter.  7788 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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