Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Portrait of Mendelssohn$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Clive Brown

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095395

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 25 September 2018

• Leipzig

• Leipzig

Chapter:
(p.146) 19 • Leipzig
Source:
A Portrait of Mendelssohn
Author(s):

Clive Brown

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0019

Dissatisfied with the situation in Düsseldorf, Felix Mendelssohn contemplated what to do next during the latter part of 1834. He turned down a number of proposals: to become director of the opera in Munich, to institute a professorship of music for him at the university, and to assume the post of cantor at the Thomasschule. He considered a proposition for him to become civic music director and director of the Gewandhaus concerts in Germany. He would soon direct the Gewandhaus concerts personally between 1835 and 1841, bringing excellence to the Gewandhaus orchestra. He also took the Leipzig orchestra to new heights by improving the quality of performances. During the first six years of his tenure at Leipzig, Mendelssohn also stimulated public interest by broadening and developing the repertoire.

Keywords:   concerts, Gewandhaus orchestra, Leipzig orchestra, Germany

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.