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Nicole Grimes and Angela Mace, eds. Mendelssohn Perspectives (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012). xxii + 368 pp. £65.00 - Benedict Taylor, Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). ix + 303 pp. £58.00

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 January 2014

Douglass Seaton*
The Florida State


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3 Oddly, Grimes produces one mistranslation of Hanslick that sounds, ironically, like the anti-Semitic Wagner. Hanslick wrote, ‘Zu Anfang heißt uns Mendelssohn den Gott der Juden anflehen um Segen für das Haus Israel und das Haus Aaron.’ Grimes translates thus: ‘To begin with we called on Mendelssohn, the God of the Jews, to implore a blessing on the house of Israel and the house of Aaron’ (p. 60). Correctly, this would read, ‘…Mendelssohn bids us to implore the God of the Jews for a blessing ….’

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