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, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 16 February 2020

• The Early Years, 1818–1829

• The Early Years, 1818–1829

(p.325) 36. • The Early Years, 1818–1829
A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Yale University Press

Between 1818 and 1823, Felix Mendelssohn performed in public in Germany. His appearances were mentioned in the Leipzig Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, the most widely circulated and influential music journal in the country during that time. Its first mention of any of Mendelssohn's compositions occurred in connection with Carl Möser's concert on April 26, 1823. In 1825, Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung published a positive review of Mendelssohn's Violin Sonata op. 4. When the C Minor Symphony premiered in Leipzig in 1827, the journal was again enthusiastic. That same year, Mendelssohn made his first important public appearance as composer and performer at a concert in Stettin. The program included the public premieres of his two works, Ein Sommernachtstraum Overture and A-flat major Double Piano Concerto, along with Carl Maria von Weber's Konzertstück. A second grand winter concert opened with his overture to William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Keywords:   concert, Germany, Leipzig, Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, compositions, C Minor Symphony, Stettin, Konzertstück, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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.