Berlin: Schlesinger [PN] 1376, [ca. 1826]. Folio. Contemporary black leather-backed boards.  (title),  (blank),  ("Personen"), 4-157 pp. Engraved. With occasional pencilled annotations.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; remnants of label to front pastedown. Several corners creased; occasional spotting. In very good condition overall.
First German edition, which includes the fifth aria for the first time; the first edition was published in 1826. Jahns 306, p. 392. Hirsch IV 1298. Fuld pp. 395-396. Hoboken 15, 367.
Oberon was first performed on April 12th 1826 at Covent Carden in London. "The whole nature of Oberon, then, both in its subject and in the method of treating it which Weber was led to adopt, is orchestral rather than vocal; yet the freshness and charm of his melodies is if anything at its peak in the disjointed numbers which comprise it." Warrack: Carl Maria von Weber, p. 326. Item #17141
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