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A Portrait of Mendelssohn$
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Clive Brown

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095395

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001

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• The Establishment of the Leipzig Conservatorium

• The Establishment of the Leipzig Conservatorium

22 • The Establishment of the Leipzig Conservatorium
A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Yale University Press

In 1843, Felix Mendelssohn established the Leipzig Conservatorium, a music school offering instruction in singing and composition as well as violin, piano-forte, and organ playing. It also gave scientific lectures on the history of music, aesthetics, and exercises in combination (ensemble) playing and chorus singing. As early as November 1842, Mendelssohn had written to Ignaz Moscheles about joining the Conservatorium as one of its teachers. However, not everyone, even in Leipzig, was convinced about the value of the new institution. One of the critics was Herrmann Hirschbach, the editor of the Musikalisch-Kritisches Repertorium. A satirical article about Leipzig music, published in the same journal in 1845, gave an even more negative opinion of the Conservatorium after Mendelssohn resumed his activities there.

Keywords:   music school, Leipzig Conservatorium, Ignaz Moscheles, teachers, Herrmann Hirschbach, Musikalisch-Kritisches Repertorium

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