Sinfonie A-dur op.90 “Italienische”
mit Kommentar von John M. Cooper und Hans-Günter Klein

[Symphony, op.90, “Italian”, A major]

first page (1833 version)

Wiesbaden, 1997. 24 x 34 cm, 2 vols, 258 pp. Begun during a particularly ebullient visit to Italy—”This is Italy! And what I, ever since I started to think, have thought to be the greatest joy of living, has now begun, and I am enjoying it”—Mendelssohn’s Symphony in A major was composed over a period of about 2 years. The manuscripts reproduced for this full-color facsimile edition (to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death) show a conflicted composer: a “complete” autograph score of 1833, plus 11 autograph pages known as the “Oxford” fragments (removed from the complete score prior to the 1833 premiere), and a “revised” 1834 autograph score of movements II to IV, which were never finished nor incorporated into the symphony. Despite general acclaim by the public and critics alike, Mendelssohn was troubled by certain aspects of the work. Introduction in Eng-Ger. Beautiful bibliophile edition printed on laid paper and bound with  green paper boards (as the original), with pasted label. $275


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