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Felix Mendelssohn- Gustav Mahler: Two Borderline Cases of German- Jewish Assimilation

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1982
Series: 
Yuval Studies
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
211-224
Languages: 
English
Country / Area: 
Western Europe
Description: 

Mendelssohn and Mahler represent the attempts of Jewish composers to assimilate into their German or Austrian surroundings. Although originating from different surroundings and backgrounds their success and failure to assimilate represent their situation as Jews in a mixed surrounding. A comparison is made between Mendelssohn and Mahler's situation. While Mendelssohn had family discussions their Jewish descent, Mahler suffered much more from anti-Semitism which was more prevalent in his time.

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