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Mendelssohn's achievement

The excellent article "The Mendelssohns 'Rediscovered, Oct. 2, neglects to mention an important achievement by Felix Mendelssohn: his rediscovery of J. S. Bach's music, particularly the St. Matthew Passion, which had lain dormant for decades.The works of Bach would not have reached their enduring appeal today, and might have lapsed into total obscurity, were it not for Mendelssohn's efforts. S. Kinross, Don Mills, Canada Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.