Mendelssohn: Elijah, MWV A 25, Op. 70 - Supplementary Sources & Material


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  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Editor: Christian Martin Schmidt
  • Format: Full Score
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: Elijah, MWV A 25, Op. 70
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Work Language: German
  • ISMN: 9790004803080
  • Size: 9.8 x 12.6 inches
  • Pages: 364
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The volume prepared by the editor-in-chief of the Mendelssohn complete edition contains all known autograph sources with annotation referring to the genesis of Elijah, as well as other surviving, as yet unspecified related material. The wealth of documents, compiled and arranged in an exemplary fashion and presented in an unconventional scholarly format, is reproduced in all its complexity while at the same time enabling users in a highly illustrative way to trace details of Mendelssohn's modus operandi. The edition of sketches and drafts, revised and discarded settings of Elijah hereby constitutes a remarkable example of a creative approach to the object of research that nevertheless strictly adheres to the historical facts.

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