Music Literature of the The Romantic Period: The Chamber Music of Felix Mendelssohn
An intensive study of the chamber music of Felix Mendelssohn, across a wide span of his creative life. Representative works will be examined in their entirety. Questions of form at all levels will be studied in relation to current theories, but also for the light they shed on the composer’s singular imagination; we shall explore Mendelssohn’s roots in Beethoven & Goethe, as well as his links to contemporaries. Issues of analysis & its relation to performance may also be covered.
- Old Course Number: E85.2461