Mendelssohn: Elijah, MWV A 25, Op. 70 (Version for Piano 4-hands)


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  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Editor: Christian Martin Schmidt
  • Format: Full Score
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano 4-Hands
  • Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work: Elijah, MWV A 25, Op. 70
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISMN: 9790004802878
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 340
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Mendelssohn wrote his piano-vocal score to Elijah in view of a parallel publication in England and Germany and he did so right after the world premiere, at a time when he was planning to subject the work to a thorough revision. The piano reduction, which actually did appear simultaneously in both countries in 1847, is thus of exceptional value as a source and reflects the revision process of the entire work.

Moreover, the volume from the Complete Edition also contains two further piano arrangements from the master's hand: the Elijah Overture for piano four-hands and the well-known aria Hoere, Israel. Mendelssohn had penned the latter piece separately for soprano and piano, possibly as a gift for Jenny Lind or another singer whom he held in high esteem.

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