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Mendelssohn and the Organ$
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Wm. A. Little

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195394382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001

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Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire

Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire

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(p.104) Chapter Six Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire
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Mendelssohn and the Organ
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Wm. A. Little

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0006

This chapter shows that Mendelssohn's repertoire for the organ was remarkably small; other than his own works, it was limited to a few of Bach's free organ works and several chorale preludes. There is no evidence that Mendelssohn had anything more than the most superficial knowledge of — or interest in — organ literature, except for Bach. Similarly, there is no record that he ever played a single organ work by any composer other than J. S. Bach or himself.

Keywords:   Mendelssohn, organists, organ music, organ repertoire, J. S. Bach

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