Bonn u. Cöln: N. Simrock [PN 2169.], [ca. 1823]. Oblong folio. Half contemporary mottled calf with blindstamped rules, marbled boards with decorative cut paper manuscript title label to upper, raised bands on spine in blindstamped compartments. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-173, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Contemporary signature "C. Maczewski" to lower outer corner of front free endpaper.
Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly worn, and soiled; some browning, especially to outer corners of title; inner margins dampstained and with binder's holes; occasional small tears to blank margins; repairs to lower margin of preliminary leaf; some loss to lower outer corners of pp. 49-52 and 55-56, not affecting music; several leaves reinforced.
First Edition. OCLC no. 21817507. Not in Schneider.
Omar und Leila was first performed in Karlsruhe on August 24, 1823.
"Fesca’s reputation as a composer was based primarily on his string quartets and quintets. Between 1816 and 1826 he was the most frequently reviewed composer in this genre in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, and his works were highly regarded by Spohr, Nägeli and Rochlitz, among others... Besides the chamber works, Fesca’s sacred vocal music also gained critical acclaim... Fesca’s operas and symphonies show features of early Romantic style, while at the same time revealing his admiration for Mozart." Markus Frei-Hauenschild in Grove Music Online. Item #26312
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