The opening four measures signed in full ("Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy") and titled "Wedding March" at upper left. No date, but 1840s. Ca. 56 x 141 mms.
Slightly worn, browned, and soiled; small tear professionally repaired.
Composed in 1842 and first performed in Potsdam on 14 October 1843, Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" became one of the most widely recognized and best-loved pieces of classical music following its use at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria in 1858. See Fuld: The Book of World-Famous Music (2006), p. 633.
"Undoubtedly the most celebrated of Mendelssohn's incidental music are the 12 numbers and finale composed in 1843 for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which include entr'acte movements (among them the Scherzo, Nocturne and famous Wedding March) ...
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." R. Larry Todd in Grove Music Online.
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