Mendelssohn: Early Works for Piano

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CUP Archive, Sep 26, 1985 - Music - 49 pages
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This volume includes seven piano compositions, which chart Mendelssohn's astonishingly rapid stylistic development between 1823 and 1826: Capriccio, Prestissimo, Fugue in G minor, Vivace, and Fugue in E major, the Andante in D major and Allegro in C major. Mendelssohn's interest in counterpoint is nurtured in the two double fugues; some of the pieces show the influence of contemporary piano music. There are also numerous instances of Beethoven's influence.
 

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R. Larry Todd was hailed in The New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States." A Professor of Musicology at Duke University, he has published widely on Mendelssohn and his time, and on nineteenth-century music.

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