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    [Grabau album]

    Scrapbook. manuscript | 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm. | Scrapbook compiled by Fräulein Henriette Grabau, later Frau Bünau, containing (on p. [2] of cover) a watercolor of the Gewandhaus in Leipzig by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, with an excerpt from the opera Ali Baba by Luigi Cherubini in Mendelssohn's hand; holograph copies of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, op. 85, no. 3, and op. ...

    • Contributor: Grabau, Henriette - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1836

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    Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn

    Print. 1p. ; 25cm x 37.5cm |

    • Contributor: Mendel, Edward - Hensel, Wilhelm - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress. Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1847
  • Notated Music

    Auszug zu no. 6, Gottes Zeit clarinetti & fagotti

    manuscript score | 4 ms. parts in close score ([4] p.) ; 31 cm. | [Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy]. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, consisting of parts by F. Mendelssohn for 2 clarinets and 2 bassoons to be used as additional instrumental parts in J.S. Bach's cantata, BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit. The holograph is accompanied by a printed score of ...

    • Contributor: Bach, Johann Sebastian - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 183?

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    The alterations in the accompaniments of the Concerto in d

    manuscript score | 5 p., bound : music, port. ; 33 cm. | Holograph, in ink. Title from caption. At foot of p. 1: Mendelssohn's handwriting (alterations in his Concerto published by J.A. Novello)--Sabilla Novello. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1837

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    The Mendelssohn family Felix Mendelssohn--Abraham Mendelssohn, his father--Leah Mendelssohn, his mother--Cecile, his wife--Fanny Hensel, his sister

    Scrapbook. print | [61] leaves : 1 ill., ports (2 col.) ; 31 cm. | Scrapbook, containing printed matter about the family, holograph letters by them or to them, portraits, and holograph music ("Praeludium für ein Orgel, zum 3ten Oktober 1829," by Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, dated at end Sept. 28, 1829; and 5 measures by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, dated at Birmingham Sept. 25, 1840). The contents ...

    • Contributor: Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 19??

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  • Notated Music

    95ter Psalm

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score (2 v., [8] p.) ; 32 cm. | von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph fragment from an early version of the 2nd movement, in ink, signed. The 54 measures of the ms. correspond to measures 57-106 of the final version. For chorus and orchestra. Title from p. [4]. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of ...

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1838

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  • Notated Music

    Tutto è silenzio

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([4] p.) ; 36 cm. | Holograph, in ink. Recitative and aria for voice and orchestra; all after p. [4] wanting. Title from first words of text. At top of p. [1]: Berlin am 23sten Febr. 1829. Für Mad. A. Milder componirt und derselben in Erfurcht zugeeignet von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Accompanied by the complete text in ms. ...

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1829

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  • Notated Music

    Sinfonia

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([22] p.) ; 26 x 31 cm. | Holograph, in ink. Arr. for piano 4 hands, with violin and violoncello ad libitum. Composer's letter concerning the work, written in English to Johann Baptist Cramer ([4] p. ; 19 cm.) mounted on fly-leaf. Holograph parts for violin and violoncello bound in. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation collection of ...

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1829

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  • Notated Music

    Ottetto

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([77] p.) ; 33 cm. | Holograph, in ink. At end: Berlin, d. 15 Oct. 1825. Published: Leipzig : Breitkopf & Härtel, ca. 1845. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1825

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  • Notated Music

    Der Blumenstrauss

    manuscript score | 1 ms. score ([2] p.) ; 31 cm. | [Text] C. Klingemann ; [Musik, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy]. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph, in ink, signed on p. [2]. At end: London, May 1832. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Manuscript Score (Form). Print (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Klingemann, Karl - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1832

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    Gewandhaus Interior

    Print. Fronticpiece to "Wheat Autograph Album" (General).

    • Contributor: Wheat, Leo P.
    • Date: 18??
  • Collection

    Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress

    Made available here are digital images of selected resources on this composer. This collection was created to mark the bicentennial of the birth of composer Felix Mendelssohn on February 3, 2009. The Library of Congress’s Music Division is one of the world’s major repositories of primary source material related to the composer.

    • Date: 1820

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    Related Resources - Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections

    A staggering number of concerts of Felix Mendelssohn’s works are being planned throughout the world to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of his birth.  While most of these occurred in January and February 2009 (the composer’s birthday was on February 3rd), concerts, as well as lectures and exhibitions related to Mendelssohn will nevertheless take place throughout the year.  These events may be identified by means ...

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    Articles and Essays - Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress - Digital Collections

    Articles related to Mendelssohn's work, biographies, additional topics and research resources.

  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Letter to Eduard Devrient; 10 July, 1832

    Correspondence. manuscript | 4p. | Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix - Devrient, Eduard

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    Mendelssohn at 12 years old

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    • Contributor: Weger, A., Leipzig - Weger, August - Library of Congress. Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 185?
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    Mendelssohn, engraved portrait

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    • Contributor: Hildebrandt, Th. - Dircks, A. - Gebr, Kehr & Niessen, Cologne
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    Felix Mendelssohn and the Leipzig Gewandhaus

    Article. Article. The Gewandhaus Orchestra, which began its first season in November of 1781, had developed over time into one of Europe's prominent ensembles, attracting the most talented composers and virtuosos of the Classical era. It was under the leadership of Mendelssohn however, who served as director from 1835 to 1847, that this ensemble was transformed into a cultural institution. Idolized from the beginning ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn and Jewish Identity

    Article. Article. While Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was raised and remained a practicing Lutheran throughout his life, and never received any religious instruction in Judaism, it would appear that he retained a substantial sense of his Jewish identity -- something of which he would have certainly been aware in his daily life as part of a family that had, by all indications, successfully assimilated into ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn as Composer

    Article. Article. During his brief life, Mendelssohn produced approximately 750 musical works in nearly every genre -- from solo songs and works for solo piano, to choral and chamber works, and to large scale orchestral works, oratorio and even opera. As a virtuoso pianist and organist, it is not surprising that nearly one quarter of his works are written for these instruments; of his ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn: Sacred Works

    Article. Article. Ewer's London edition of the op. 69 Motets appeared in late 1847 and included an organ part and English texts; the first German edition introduced by Breitkopf & Härtel the following year as Drei Motetten featured both German and English texts, deleted the organ accompaniment altogether, and instigated a host of significant changes in both the overall order and musical content.

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    Felix Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte

    Article. Article. The Library of Congress holds the holograph manuscript scores of two of the Lieder ohne Worte -- op. 85, no. 3 (1835), and op. 38, no. 2 (1837) -- part of the so-called "Grabau Album," which also includes a watercolor by Mendelssohn of the Leipzig Gewandhaus (concert hall), as well as holograph correspondence of Mendelssohn and of Robert and Clara Schumann. The ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, op. 20, for strings (1825)

    Article. Article. Before his premature death at age thirty-eight, Felix Mendelssohn was to compose five symphonies, numerous other orchestral, stage and chamber works, and literally hundreds of vocal works ranging from solo song to large scale choral works (such as the popular oratorio Elijah of 1836, based on the Biblical account of the prophet's life). The Octet, however, holds a unique place among Mendelssohn's ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn: Art Works

    Article. Article. The watercolor, measuring 10.0 by 9.4 cm (with musical quotation, 15.6 by 9.4 cm), and dated Leipzig, February 23, 1836, may have been executed by Mendelssohn simply as a memento of the performance itself, or, as scholar Donald Mintz speculates in his article about the work ("Mendelssohn's Water Color of the Gewandhaus," Notes, 2nd Ser., Vol. 18, No. 2, March 1961, pages ...

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    Felix Mendelssohn: Reviving the Works of J.S. Bach

    Article. Article. During the last years of his life, Mendelssohn paid further homage to J.S. Bach by preparing an edition of the latter's organ works (published in London by Coventry and Hollier, 1845-46). Mendelssohn's own Six Sonatas for organ, op. 65 (1845) not only renewed interest in the organ repertoire, and especially that of Bach, but also prompted the composition of new works for ...