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Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn (Composer, Arranger)

Born: December 26, 1855 - Ratibor, Germany
Died: February 18/19, 1933 - Darmstadt, Germany

Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn was a German composer and music pedagogue, son of the cousin of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. He studied first law in Tübingen; however from 1877 he started to study music in Berlin.

In 1880 Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn became organist and university music teacher in Bonn; in 1882 music director in Bielefeld; in 1885 teacher at the Konservatorium in Köln; and in 1891 Gymnasium music teacher and church music master in Darmstadt. From 1912 he taught at the am Hoch'schen Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main, where Paul Hindemith was among his pupils. In 1919 he became a member of the Berlin Akademie der Künste (Academy of Art). He wrote chamber music, three operas and choral works. With Mendelssohn's sacred choral music began the renewal of Evangelist church music.

Works

Opera: Elsi, die seltsame Magd (1896)
Opera: Der Bärenhäuter (1900)
Opera: Die Minneburg (1909)
Besides he wrote choral works, folk songs, string quartets and sonatas.

Source: German Wikipdia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2006)

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Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Chorale Cantata: Auf meinen lieben Gott, op. 61

Auf meinen lieben Gott

1914

Chorale Cantata: Aus tiefer Not, op. 54

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir

1912

Motet: Komm heiliger Geist

Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

1921

Links to other Sites

Arnold Mendelssohn (Wikipedia) [German]
Arnold Mendelssohn (1855-1933) (Panwitz) [German]

Mendelssohn, Arnold Ludwig (WQXR)
Arnold Mendelssohn (martinschlu) [German]

Bibliography

Thomas Lackmann: Das Glück der Mendelssohns - Geschichte einer deutschen Familie; Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 2005; ISBN 3-351-02600-5

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