Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form

Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form

Benedict Taylor


Felix Mendelssohn has lengthy been seen as the most traditionally minded composers in western track. This e-book explores the conceptions of time, reminiscence and background present in his instrumental compositions, featuring an interesting new standpoint on his ever-popular song. targeting Mendelssohn's leading edge improvement of cyclic shape, Taylor investigates how the composer used to be inspired via the cultured and philosophical activities of the interval. this can be of key significance not just for reconsideration of Mendelssohn's paintings and its place in nineteenth-century tradition, but additionally extra more often than not about the courting among track, time and subjectivity. one among only a few exact bills of Mendelssohn's tune, the research provides a brand new and provocative studying of the that means of the composer's paintings by means of connecting it to wider cultural and philosophical rules.

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