København: C.C. Lose, . Oblong folio. Original publisher's dark grey wrappers.  (title), - (blank), 4-75,  (blank),  (contents),  (blank) pp.
Wrappers quite worn and torn at spine and margins; lower stained. Slightly worn and foxed internally; light staining to margins of first few leaves; occasional fingering in pencil.
First Edition. Fog p. 110.
Kuhlau is considered, together with C.E.F. Weyse, as the foremost representative of the late Classical and early Romantic periods in Denmark.
Elverhöi (The Elf Hill), incidental music to Heiberg's Romantic national play Elverhøj, was first performed in Copenhagen on November 6, 1828 at the King's Theatre.
"Still more Romantic in character [than Kuhlau's music to C.J. Boye's Romantic play William Shakespeare] is his music to Elverhøj, Kuhlau's most successful work and the most often performed play in the Danish repertory. It is largely based on old Danish and Swedish folktunes skilfully arranged to fit the dramatic situations, above all the tune Kong Christian stod ved højen mast (‘King Christian [IV] stood by the lofty mast’), which became the Danish national anthem." Gorm Busk in Grove Music Online. Item #21420
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