Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) Leipzig Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – SON 428
edited by the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften
340 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 1451 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-80287-8 | Linen
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 masters 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.