MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix, 1809-1847
Octet for Strings, Opus 20
A Facsimile of the Holograph in the Whittall Foundation Collection
With an Introduction by Jon Newsom
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Washington, D.C., 1976. 28 x 36 cm, 8, 81 pp. Halftone of the autograph score. Composed when Mendelssohn was 16 years old, this work was the first of its type in the literature. The manuscript, one of the Library of Congress’ most treasured works, was formerly in the possession of Musikbibliothek Peters. Although it is an extremely clean copy, it contains a number of markings and passages that were ultimately removed for the first edition. Quarter linen and decorative paper with signature of the composer in gold on the cover Price on request.