In the first major Mendelssohn biography in decades, discover many new facets of this familiar but misunderstood composer, and gain new perspectives on a formidable musical genius. The situations and personalities surrounding the creation of all of the major works and most of the smaller ones, as well as analysis of many, enlighten understanding and appreciation. The organ works receive as much attention as other important works in this fine biography by the leading Mendelssohn scholar and musicologist Dodd, of Duke University. Pubished by Oxford, 712 pages, illustrated.

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