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Some Observations on Mendelssohn's Reception of Bach's Organ Works

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917235
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980321 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917235.003.0003
Some Observations on Mendelssohn's Reception of Bach's Organ Works

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As a performer, editor, antiquarian, teacher, and all-around ambassador, Felix Mendelssohn occupied himself with Bach's organ works his entire life. This chapter sheds new light on Mendelssohn's activities in this domain, with special emphasis on the all-Bach organ recital that he played in the city of Leipzig in 1840. In addition, it explores the Bach reception of two of Mendelssohn's organist-colleagues, Carl Ferdinand Becker and Johann Gottlob Schneider.

Keywords: Bach; Becker; Leipzig; Mendelssohn; organ; reception; Schneider

Chapter.  7467 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music

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