R. Larry Todd, Professor of Musicology, Duke University
"Professor Todd's imposing tome must surely be the last word on Felix Mendelssohn's life and music. It is a remarkable work of reserch and musical scholarship engagingly written and accessible even to a non-music specialist." - Classic FM, The Magazine
"Professor Todd is our most distinguished authority on Mendelssohn ... His new volume gives not only a remarkably full and detailed picture of Mendelssohn's career, but also a rich and satisfying account of the European culture in which he lived out his short life." - Charles Rosen, Times Literary Supplement
""A highly readable and authoritative account of a brief but remarkably creative life, and an important contribution to Mendelssohn studies."—Hugh
Canning, Sunday Times"