[Op. 83a]. Andante und Variationen [Piano 4-hands]. Felix MENDELSSOHN.

[Op. 83a]. Andante und Variationen [Piano 4-hands]

für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen ... Op. 83.a. (No. 12 der nachgelassenen Werke.) Eigene Bearbeitung des Componisten nach dessen Op. 83

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 8228], [1850].

Folio. Original publisher's blue printed wrappers. [1] (title), 2-31, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

From the library of composer Horace Middleton (1879-1961), with his small handstamp to upper wrapper and title.

Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled; partially split at spine. Light thumbing throughout; small dampstain to upper blank margin.45

First Edition. MWV U 159, p. 344. Not in Krause or Ward Jones. Hoboken 10, 273.

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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