[Op. 55]. Musik zu Antigone von Sophokles [Piano-vocal score]
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN M.B.114 Kl.A], .
Folio. Modern mid-blue cloth-backed marbled boards with original publisher's light blue printed upper wrapper with titling within decorative border laid down to upper board, titling to spine in black. 1f. (title), 62 pp. Engraved. Text in German.
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. 114.
With small oval handstamp of Viennese musicseller Ludwig Doblinger and very small publisher's handstamp to foot of title.
Binding very slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Occasional light wear and foxing; gutter of title reinforced with narrow strip of paper tape.
Wehner MWV M 12, p. 207.
Antigone was staged for the court at Potsdam in Berlin on 28 October 1841.
"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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