Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 6929], .
Oblong folio. Disbound.  (lithographic title within decorative floral border),  (blank), 3-17 pp. Engraved.
Small oval publisher's stamp to lower margin of title; early signature in pencil to lower outer corner.
Slightly worn and soiled; trimmed; spine and inner margins of outer leaves reinforced with paper tape; publisher's stamp incomplete.
[?]First Edition. Published in the same year as editions in France and England, with precedence unestablished. MWV SD26, K104 103, 93, 106, 114, and 108. Hoboken 10, 228 (title illustrated on p. 117). Krause 122.
"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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