Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 5542, 5543, 5544], [after 1841].
1f. (recto lithographic title, verso blank), 78; 1f. (recto lithographic title, verso blank), 52 pp.; 1f. (recto lithographic title, verso blank), 66 pp. Music engraved throughout.
First Editions, later issues, of all three works. MWV P3 (op. 21); MWV P7 (op. 26); MWV P5 (op. 27). Krause 135, 143, 146. Hoboken (first issues only).
[Op. 32]. Ouverture zum Märchen von der schönen Melusine ... Partitur ... Pr. 1 Rthlr. 20 Ngr. Leipzig: Breigkopf & Härtel [PN 5688], [ca. 1857]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 72 pp. Engraved. First Edition, later issue. Hoboken 10, 181. Krause 149.
[Op. 95]. Ouverture zu Ruy Blas für grosses Orchester ... Op. 95. Pr. 2 Thlr. Partitur (No. 24 der nachgelassen Werke.). Leipzig: Fr. Kistner [PN 1837], [1851-52]. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 64 pp. Engraved. First Edition. Hoboken 10, 290. Krause 153.
19th century mid-tan morocco-backed dark brown textured paper boards, raised bands on spine with titling gilt, marbled edges, light blue endpapers, narrow blue silk ribbon marker.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor internal wear.
An attractive copy of all five of Mendelssohn's concert overtures.
"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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