[Op. 2 - D118]. Gretchen am Spinnrade aus Göthe's "Faust" in Musik gesetzt und dem Hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Moritz Reichsgrafen von Fries, Ritter des oester: kais: Leopoldordens, Sr. k:k: Majestäte wirklichen Kämmerer &c &c ehrfurtsvoll gewidmet... 2tes Werk. Pr: 1f 30 X.W.W. / 45 X.C.M. Franz SCHUBERT.
[Op. 2 - D118]. Gretchen am Spinnrade aus Göthe's "Faust" in Musik gesetzt und dem Hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Moritz Reichsgrafen von Fries, Ritter des oester: kais: Leopoldordens, Sr. k:k: Majestäte wirklichen Kämmerer &c &c ehrfurtsvoll gewidmet... 2tes Werk. Pr: 1f 30 X.W.W. / 45 X.C.M.

[Op. 2 - D118]. Gretchen am Spinnrade aus Göthe's "Faust" in Musik gesetzt und dem Hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Moritz Reichsgrafen von Fries, Ritter des oester: kais: Leopoldordens, Sr. k:k: Majestäte wirklichen Kämmerer &c &c ehrfurtsvoll gewidmet... 2tes Werk. Pr: 1f 30 X.W.W. / 45 X.C.M.

Wien: in Comission bey Cappi und Diabelli [without PN], [1821]. Oblong folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), 3-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Printed metronome marking "Mälzels Metronom [dotted quarter note]=72" at head of first page of music.

Manuscript control signature "Schm[anu]p[ropria] 52.," possibly autograph, to lower right corner of final blank page. Former early owner's signature in ink to lower right corner of title: "Josephine Troll."

Slightly worn, soiled, foxed and stained; some offsetting; some edges slightly frayed.

First Edition. Deutsch p. 84. Deutsch: Schuberts Goethe-Lieder, 2a. Hoboken 13, 9. Hirsch IV, 474. Heck 18.

Re "Schmp" ("Schubert manu propria = Schubert by my own hand")
The question whether of not Schubert himself signed the copies of his early editions (opp. 1-7, 12-14, and 96) has been hotly debated. Otto Erich Deutsch and Georg Kinsky took the authenticity of these signatures for granted, but Ernst Hilmar ("Anmerkungen zu Franz Schuberts Erstdrucken" in Florilegium musicologicum: Hellmut Federhofer zum 75. Geburtstag, ed. Christoph-Hellmut Mahling, pp. 145-54) challenged this view and posited that all such signatures are in different hands. While his verdict on the signatures to Schubert's opp. 12-14 has been generally accepted, other scholars continue to defend their authenticity.

The text is from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's drama Faust. Item #23402

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