Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann [PN 35], .
Folio. Modern quarter tan calf with marbled boards and gilt titling to spine. 1f., [iv], 3-114 pp. Music engraved. Elaborate pictorial title lithograph by Friedrich Krätzschmer. Text printed separately within decorative border.
Publisher's handstamp to foot of title.
Minor foxing; title slightly trimmed at outer edge; final blank leaf lacking; other minor defects.
First Edition, first issue. McCorkle, p. 581, 583. Hofmann, p. 307. Hirsch IV, 919.
Schumann's last choral-orchestral ballad, Vom Pagen und der Königstocher, sets text by Emanuel Geibel (1815-1884). It was composed during the summer of 1852, a period when Schumann's physical and mental condition was deteriorating rapidly, yet the score is positively radiant.
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