Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
for high and medium voice and piano
- Includes previously unknown songs by Mendelssohn and variant versions
- English translations of the song texts by Richard Stokes
- Transposition of songs originally written for medium voice to high voice range
- Completion of pieces surviving in fragmentary form
Edition no.
Volume / Series
Asti, Eugene
Product format
Singing Score, Anthology, Urtext edition
High voice, Medium voice, Piano
Pages / Format
LXXX, 154 S. - 30,0 x 23,0 cm
The volume contains 46 previously unknown songs by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy : settings of poems by Scott/ Storck , Matthisson , Hölty , Heine, Gellert and others are waiting to be discovered! From the “ Lied zum Geburtstag meines guten Vaters ” , a joint composition with his sister Fanny and one of Mendelssohn’s first surviving compositions, to works from his period of study with Carl Friedrich Zelter , the songs span his entire period of compositional activity.

Popular texts such as “ Ich denke dein ” by Friedrich von Matthisson (set by composers including Schubert, Beethoven, Weber and Wolf), “ Erinnerung ” by Heinrich Heine (set by Schumann, Cornelius, Franz and others) are now available in Mendelssohn‘s settings. Also included is his only song cycle “ Vier Lieder” of 1830. These four songs are linked by motifs in a dramatic narrative structure.

To mark the composer’s 200th anniversary in 2009, the editor Eugene Asti, Professor at the Guildhall School of Music in London , presents a substantial repertoire of songs in a critical-practical edition. The wide range of forms and colours contained in this collection challenges the accepted view of Mendelssohn’s mostly strophic song settings being comparatively straightforward stylistically.
If you can read this something went wrong
If you can read this something went wrong
54.00 €
incl. VAT

Other media formats