FELIX MENDELSSOHN LETTERS by G. -- Ed. Selden-Goth

FELIX MENDELSSOHN LETTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Letters of the boy, the youth, the man (excluding the letters to his wife which have never been made public) -- letters which reveal a responsive, affectionate, amiable temperament, a happier artist than most. From his first visit to the home of Goethe, on to the years of travel in England and on the continent, shop talk of his work as he composed -- and performed, the two tragic breaks in his life -- the deaths of his father and sister -- and passing mention of his happy marriage to Cecile and their three children...The letters are written with considerable grace, and reflect the artist and his era, and enrich musical background...Beautiful piece of bookmaking.

Pub Date: June 6th, 1945
Publisher: Pantheen