Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 4596], .
Oblong folio. Half black cloth with black textured boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1 (contents), 2-63, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Small oval handstamp of L.W. Bauer to blank lower outer corner of title, with publisher's handstamp to blank lower margin.
Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; vertical crease to upper. Light foxing throughout, mostly to margins; occasional offsetting; small annotation in red ink to upper outer corner of title; publisher's handstamp slightly cropped; inner margin of verso of front free endpaper and title reinforced with blue cloth tape.
First Edition of this arrangement of the third (1814) version of the work. LvBWV v.1, p. 453 (7 copies located).
Beethoven's opera Leonore went through several revisions before the final version, Fidelio, premiered in Vienna on 23 May 1814. Breitkopf published this first piano version of the complete opera in 1828, arranged by J. P. Schmidt.
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