Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN M.B.122 Kl.A], .
Folio. Original publisher's full dark red cloth with titling gilt to upper within decorative blindstamped border, titling gilt to spine; dark ivory endpapers.  (title) 2-83. [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in German. With "Breitkopf & Härtels Musikbücher Nr. 181" to head of upper wrapper.
With Hungarian translation in ink along with marked cuts to No. 6. Terzett "O wie verschweig' ich."
In the series "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Werke. Kritisch durchgesehene Ausgabe von Julius Reitz. Mit Genehmigung der Originalverleger Serie 15. Grössere weltiche Gesangwerke. Klavier-Auszug." From the Breitkopf edition of Mendelssohn's Complete Works, No. 122.
An invitation to the 1931 production of the opera from the Budapest Choral and Orchestra Association (Ének- és Zenekaregyesűlet) partially laid down to front free endpaper signed by István Eisler for the commissioning group and with his name in ink along with a date of December 1930 to upper outer corner and handstamp of Hungarian publisher/musicseller Rózsavölgyi és társa dated December 12, 1930 to lower outer corner of endpaper.
Heimkehr aus dem Fremde. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, . [Libretto]. 16mo. Original publisher's light gray printed wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 12,  pp. (publisher's catalogue of piano-vocal scores and libretti), with additional publisher's catalogue to verso of upper and recto and verso of lower wrapper.
Later printing. Wehner MWV L 6, p. 196.
Heimkehr aus der Fremde, a Liederspiel in 1 act to a libretto by Karl Klingemann, was given a private premiere in Berlin on 26 December 1829. The first public performance took place in Leipzig on 10 April 1851.
"Mendelssohn’s deft command of orchestral colour is evident throughout the work and his ability to create charming effects with the simplest of means is impressive." Clive Brown in Grove Dictionary of Opera
"One of the most gifted and versatile prodigies, Mendelssohn stood at the forefront of German music during the 1830s and 40s, as conductor, pianist, organist and, above all, composer. His musical style, fully developed before he was 20, drew upon a variety of influences, including the complex chromatic counterpoint of Bach, the formal clarity and gracefulness of Mozart and the dramatic power of Beethoven and Weber.
Mendelssohn’s emergence into the first rank of 19th-century German composers coincided with efforts by music historiographers to develop the concept of a Classic–Romantic dialectic in 18th and 19th-century music. To a large degree, his music reflects a fundamental tension between Classicism and Romanticism in the generation of German composers after Beethoven." R. Larry Todd in Grove Music Online.
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