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Songs Without Words (Slim)
Mendelssohn, Mamou
Songs Without Words (Slim)
Genre: Classical
 
Mendelssohn's creation and cultivation of Songs Without Words had both a positive and a negative impact on his reputation as a composer, a truth that reflects the polarized ideas about music in the second quarter of the ...  more

      
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All Artists: Mendelssohn, Mamou
Title: Songs Without Words (Slim)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Meridian
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 8/10/2010
Genre: Classical
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 5015959457626

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Mendelssohn's creation and cultivation of Songs Without Words had both a positive and a negative impact on his reputation as a composer, a truth that reflects the polarized ideas about music in the second quarter of the 19th century. Mostly published during the 1830s and 1840s, two sets (Op. 85 and 102) appeared after the composer's death, in 1850 and 1868 respectively. These works were seen as both fulfilling and disregarding the diverse musical and aesthetic demands of the age. Sympathetic critics approached the Songs Without Words as "characteristic" or "poetic" music capable of transporting the listener to another realm and, as such, providing a welcome departure from the musically and emotionally vacuous products of modern virtuosity.