[Op. 89]. Heimkehr aus der Fremde [Piano solo]. Felix MENDELSSOHN.
RIETZ, Julius 1812-1877, ed.

[Op. 89]. Heimkehr aus der Fremde [Piano solo]

Liederspiel in einem Akt ... Op. 89. No. 18 der nachgelassenen Werke. Clavierauszug zu zwei Händen ohne Worte ... Pr. 2 Thlr. 10 Ngr.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 8335], [1877].

Folio. Original publisher's dark brown wrappers with titling within decorative border. [1] (recto title, verso blank), 3-57, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Occasional light foxing; some leaves detached and frayed at edges.

First Edition of this arrangement. Wehner MWV L 6, p. 196. Not in Krause, Ward Jones, or Hobokenb. Rare (no copies located outside of Germany).

Heimkehr aus der Fremde, to a libretto by Karl Klingemann, was first performed privately in Berlin on 26 December 1829; its first public performance took place in Leipzig on 10 April 1851.

"Mendelssohn’s deft command of orchestral colour is evident throughout the work and his ability to create charming effects with the simplest of means is impressive." Clive Brown in Grove Dictionary of Opera

"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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