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Felix Mendelssohn

Composer (3-Feb-1809 — 4-Nov-1847)


Wilfrid Blunt. On Wings of Song: A Biography of Felix Mendelssohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1974. 288pp.

Clive Brown. A Portrait of Mendelssohn. Yale University Press. 2003. 551pp.

John Michael Cooper. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 2001. 308pp.

John Michael Cooper. Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony. Oxford University Press. 2003. 230pp.

John Michael Cooper; Julie D. Prandi (editors). The Mendelssohns: Their Music in History. Oxford University Press. 2002. 382pp.

John Erskine. Song Without Words: The Story of Felix Mendelssohn. J. Messner. 1941. 205pp.

Jon W. Finson; R. Larry Todd (editors). Mendelssohn and Schumann: Essays on Their Music and Its Context. Duke University Press. 1984. 189pp.

Dena Humphreys. On Wings of Song: The Story of Mendelssohn. Henry Holt and company. 1944. 285pp.

Heinrich Eduard Jacob. Felix Mendelssohn and His Times. Barrie and Rockliff. 1963. 356pp.

W. A. Lampadius. Translated by W. L. Gage. The Life of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company. 1887. 333pp.

Peter Mercer-Taylor. The Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 315pp.

Peter Mercer-Taylor. The Life of Mendelssohn. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 238pp.

Philip Radcliffe. Mendelssohn. Dent. 1967. 210pp.

W. S. Rockstro. Mendelssohn. London: S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. 1884. 147pp.

Douglass Seaton (editor). The Mendelssohn Companion. Greenwood Press. 2001. 799pp.

Jeffrey S. Sposato. The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition. Oxford University Press. 2006. 228pp.

Stephen S. Stratton. Mendelssohn. London: J. M. Dent. 1910. 306pp.

R. Larry Todd (editor). Mendelssohn Studies. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 261pp.

R. Larry Todd. Mendelssohn: A Life in Music. Oxford University Press. 2003. 683pp.

R. Larry Todd. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides and Other Overtures. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 121pp.

R. Larry Todd. Mendelssohn's Musical Education: A Study and Edition of His Exercises in Composition. Cambridge University Press. 1983. 260pp.

Gregory Vitercik. The Early Works of Felix Mendelssohn: A Study in the Romantic Sonata Style. Taylor & Francis. 1992. 335pp.

Eric Werner. Mendelssohn: A New Image of the Composer and His Age. Free Press of Glencoe. 1963. 545pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1001)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.672)

  9. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.567-69)

  10. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.159-61)

  11. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.648-51)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.340)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.462)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.89)

  15. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.274-76)

  16. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.306)

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