Leipzig: K.F. Köhler, 1844. Octavo. Full dark purple patterned paper boards, original dark ivory upper wrapper bound in with titling within double-ruled border. 2ff., viii, 400 pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor annotations to front endpapers.
"Rellstab's importance today, aside from being the author of poems for a handful of Schubert songs, lies in his music criticism, generally a conservative foil to more progressive voices... According to Wilhelm von Lenz, Rellstab was the first to refer to Beethoven's Piano Sonata op.27 no.2 in terms of moonlight: ‘a boat visiting, by moonlight, the primitive landscapes of Vierwaldstättersee in Switzerland’." Shelley Davis and Rufus Hallmark in Grove Music Online. Item #27709
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