F. Mendelssohn: Die schöne Melusine - The Fair Melusine Op.32 (Violin II)

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Catalogue No: BA905175
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Format: Sheet Music | Part

Die schöne Melusine (The Fair Melusine) Op.32


Concert Overture


Bärenreiter's new editions of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s great orchestral overtures, edited by the internationally acclaimed conductor and scholar Christopher Hogwood, are pioneer publications of his most  important and  popular
concert overtures.


This overture in its  first version, dedicated to his sister Fanny as a birthday gift in 1833, is published in the new Bärenreiter Urtext edition for the first time together with the later version. This later version which Felix Mendelssohn
Bartholdy saw into print (1836) is also not available today.


In the new Bärenreiter Urtext edition of “Die schöne  Melusine” Christopher Hogwood makes use of all known sources. It contains both versions back-to-back in score and parts.


The preface addresses the compositions' genesis and sources. There is also a critical report.


This publication of Mendelssohn’s “Die schöne Melusine” marks the first instance of a scholarly-critical edition of one of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s concert overtures.



  • Score and large format orchestral parts with both versions back-to-back

  • First ever Critical Edition

  • Edited by Christopher Hogwood

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Published on: 21 January 2003
Language: German
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