Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1754 + 2817], .
Folio. Unbound.  (title),  (blank), 3-27; 4; 4; 4; 4 pp. Engraved.
Quite worn; title and final leaf separated and torn; first leaf of piano part torn with no loss of music; foxed; paper repairs. lacking wind, brass and timpani parts.
First Edition. Jähns p. 338. Hoboken 15, 355 (but with price of "3 Rthl", the present copy with price "avec Orch. 3 Thlr / sans Acc. 1 Thlr 4 Gr.").
"A prototypical 19th-century musician-critic, [Weber] sought through his works, words and efforts as performer and conductor to promote art and shape emerging middle-class audiences to its appreciation. His contributions to song, choral music and piano music were highly esteemed by his contemporaries, his opera overtures influenced the development of the concert overture and symphonic poem, and his explorations of novel timbres and orchestrations enriched the palette of musical sonorities. With the overwhelming success of his opera Der Freischütz in 1821 he became the leading exponent of German opera in the 1820s and an international celebrity. A seminal figure of the 19th century, he influenced composers as diverse as Marschner, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz and Liszt." Philipp Spitta et al in Grove Music Online.
Price: $200.00 other currencies