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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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A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Yale University Press

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

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