[Op. 72]. Fidelio [Piano-vocal score]. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN.
[Op. 72]. Fidelio [Piano-vocal score]

[Op. 72]. Fidelio [Piano-vocal score]

Leonore. Oper in zwei Aufzügen nach dem Französischen bearbeitet ... Klavierauszug. Pr. 4 Thlr. 12 Gr.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 4612], [1827].

Oblong folio. Brown leather-backed marbled boards with oval paper label with titling in contemporary manuscript laid down to upper. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (cast list, contents), 2-130 pp. Lithographed.

Contemporary signature ("Ernst Dieter") to title label and head of title; small circular publisher's handstamp to foot of title.

Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; front free endpaper creased and torn, repaired with archival tape. Light scattered foxing; minor dampstaining to last 25ff.

Third edition of the third (1814) version of the work. LvBWV v. 1, p. 451. Not in Hoboken. Earlier editions of this version were published in Vienna (1814), Bonn (1815), and Paris (1826).

Beethoven's opera Leonore went through several revisions before the final version, Fidelio, premiered in Vienna on 23 May 1814.

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Price: $500.00  other currencies

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