Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 3129], [after 1834].
Folio. Disbound.  (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Small oval handstamp of 19th century musicseller "Schuberth & C" to foot of title.
Minor staining to first leaf.
First Edition, later issue. MWV U92. Hoboken 10, 171. Krause 218. Wehner p. 321.
"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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