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Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, MWV P 3, Op. 21

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Breitkopf & Härtel  |  SKU: PB5364  |  Barcode: 9790004211458
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Instrumentation: Orchestra
  • Work: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture), MWV P 3, Op. 21
  • ISMN: 9790004211458
  • Size: 9.8 x 12.6 inches
  • Pages: 72
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

Autograph lays bare Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Nights Dream To this day, Mendelssohns epoch-making Overture to A Midsummer Nights Dream has been performed on the basis of a more than dubious transmission. Neither the first edition of the parts (1832), and certainly not the print of the score based on these parts (1835) go back directly to the autograph of the 17-year-old composer, which is now located in Krakow. No wonder, since Mendelssohn had breezily given away his original at an early date. The result: during his lifetime, versions were published with his authorization, even though they were full of unintended inconsistencies. Yet the autograph of 1826 is unequivocal: it is clear, practically free of irregularities and diverges considerably from the corrupted printed version. Christian Martin Schmidt comes up with occasionally differing musical passages, but above all with logical and compositionally compelling performance instructions, laying bare to musical practice the original form buried beneath layers of falsified material for the first time. "Die beiden Ausgaben für die Violin bieten nicht nur den Notentext in wirklich bester Druckqualität, sondern auch Vorworte des Herausgebers, die über die Überlieferung der Werke knapp and genau informieren, sowie kritische Berichte, welche die editorischen Maßnahmen and Entscheidungen begründen." (Giselher Schubert, FonoForum)

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, MWV P 3, Op. 21

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Description

Autograph lays bare Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Nights Dream To this day, Mendelssohns epoch-making Overture to A Midsummer Nights Dream has been performed on the basis of a more than dubious transmission. Neither the first edition of the parts (1832), and certainly not the print of the score based on these parts (1835) go back directly to the autograph of the 17-year-old composer, which is now located in Krakow. No wonder, since Mendelssohn had breezily given away his original at an early date. The result: during his lifetime, versions were published with his authorization, even though they were full of unintended inconsistencies. Yet the autograph of 1826 is unequivocal: it is clear, practically free of irregularities and diverges considerably from the corrupted printed version. Christian Martin Schmidt comes up with occasionally differing musical passages, but above all with logical and compositionally compelling performance instructions, laying bare to musical practice the original form buried beneath layers of falsified material for the first time. "Die beiden Ausgaben für die Violin bieten nicht nur den Notentext in wirklich bester Druckqualität, sondern auch Vorworte des Herausgebers, die über die Überlieferung der Werke knapp and genau informieren, sowie kritische Berichte, welche die editorischen Maßnahmen and Entscheidungen begründen." (Giselher Schubert, FonoForum)

Format

  • Full Score
  • Violin I
  • Violin II
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Wind Set: 2.2.2.2 – 2.2.0.0.oph – timp
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