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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Album containing autograph music, album leaves and pictures from various contributors, 1821-1847

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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 8

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Comprises:
  1. (fol. 1) Joh[ann] Wilh[elm] Schirmer. Signature, Düsseldorf, 1 Jul 1835.
  2. (fol. 2) 'Andenken von Hittorf den Köllner 1821'.
  3. (fol. 4) Engraving by T[homas] Cook of Mozart 'agé de 7 ans', from the family portrait by Carmontelle, 1763.
  4. (fols. 5-14) Alex[andre Jean] Boucher. 'Souvenir pour ... Félix (ou plutot Phenix agé de 12 ans) ...' Allegro vivace, E minor, for string quartet, [1821].
  5. (fol. 14) Céleste fme. Boucher. Inscription and signature.
  6. (fol. 14v) [Carl Friedrich] Zelter. Album leaf in verse. Weimar, 3 Nov 1821.
  7. (fols. 16-17) J. W. Goethe. A sheet of Faust [part II], dedicated to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, May 1830. See Mendelssohn's letter, 6 Jun 1830, Briefe einer Reise, ed. P. Sutermeister, 1958, p. 26. A facsimile, much reduced, is printed in Mendelssohn, by M. Jacobi, [1915], p. 14. Now kept in portfolio, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 21.
  8. (fol. 19) C[arl] H[eyse]. Vue de Théâtre des Variétés a Paris.
  9. (fols. 19v-20) Heinrich Herz. 'Romance' in E minor for piano. Paris, 10 May 182[5?].
  10. (fols. 20v-21) Fried[rich] Kalkbrenner. 'Capricio' in D minor for piano.
  11. (fol. 21v) Poissl. 'Anfang der Schlussfuge eines doppelchörigen Miserere'. [From his 'Psalmus Miserere' ... Jun 1823]. Munich, 3 Aug 1830.
  12. (fol. 22) J[acob] Meyerbeer. '4-fache und 4-stimmige Scale zugleich'. Berlin, 6 Oct 1824.
  13. (fol. 23v) Hector Stuntz 'âgé de 9 ans'. Harmonic exercise. Munich, 4 Aug 1830.
  14. (fols. 23v-26v) Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, 'Maitre de chapelle de S. M. Bavaroise'. 'Schluss Chor' beg. 'Und feyern dich immer zu bleibenden Ruhme', S.A.T.B. Munich, 4 Aug 1830.
  15. (fol. 24) Unsigned sketch in sepia and white on a grey card of Coed dû [near Mold, Flintshire. By one of the Taylor family?]. 4 Sep 1829. 60 × 97 mm., within an embossed border.
  16. (fol. 25) Pencil drawing of a young man [F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy?] sketching. Probably by one of the Taylors, Autumn 1829. 85 × 70 mm.
  17. (fol. 27) H. Mühlenbruch. Two canons, [Bad] Doberan, 29 Jul 1824.
  18. (fol. 27v) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Pencil sketch, 'London 1829' on the remains of a leaf to which another was formerly pasted. 172 × 253 mm. Another sketch from the same view-point [Blackfriars bridge] is MS. M................... neke Mendelssohn d. 2, fol. 4.
  19. (fol. 28) Anton Joseph Reicha. 'Harmonie rétrograde ....' in A. Paris, 12 May 1826.
  20. (fol. 30) 'Carl Sohn gezeichnet von E. Bendemann', [1830-1831].
  21. (fol. 31) Adèle Schopenhauer. Silhouette of 'Jacob's Ladder', mounted on pink embossed paper, 182 × 235 mm., signed on verso. Described by Karl Mendelssohn in Goethe and Mendelssohn, tr. M. E. von Glehn, 1872, p. 33. Explanation on fol. 29.
  22. (fol. 32) Pierre Rode. Album leaf, Paris, 5 May 1825.
  23. Theodor Hildebrandt. Sketches of Cardinals Micara and Rohan, removed by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy to Cécile's 1844 album, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn b. 2, no. 17. Inscription in verse remains here, dated Easter 1831 (fol. 32v).
  24. (fol. 33) I? L. Röper. Album leaf, Dobberan [Bad Doberan], 3 Aug 1824.
  25. (fols. 34v-36v) I[gnaz] Moscheles. [Op. 77], 'Allegro di bravura' in C minor, for piano. Berlin, [11] Dec 1824.
  26. (fols. 37-40) [Adèle Schopenhauer]. Two silhouettes, and verse by Goethe. Weimar, 20 Jan 1822. Reproduced in Letters, ed. G. Selden Goth, 1946, p. 24, and in colour by p. Sutermeister, Briefe einer Reise, 2nd ed. 1958, between pp. 12/13. See Goethe and Mendelssohn, 1872, p. 35.
  27. (fol. 41) Mary Shaw. 4 bars from the aria 'He was despised' from The Messiah. Leipzig, 27 Jan 1839.
  28. (fol. 41v) William Sterndale Bennet. 6 bars in F for piano, 'Rowing time'. Leipzig, 15 Nov 1838.
  29. (fol. 41v) H. W. Ernst. 8 bars in B for piano. Berlin, 11 Dec 1841.
  30. (fol. 43) 'Schiller's Garten in Jena'. Print 146 × 217 mm.
  31. (fol. 42) Guillou. Album leaf. Berlin, 23 Mar 1827.
  32. (fol. 42) Alexander Dreyschock. Album leaf with music and verse. Leipzig, 30 Aug 1839.
  33. (fols. 43v-44) J. B. Cramer. Composition 'Nello stile antico' in E minor for piano. London, 25 Jun. 1829. An unfinished copy was on fol. 22v.
  34. (fol. 44v) Heinrich Marschner. Opening 4 bars of 'Prem. Trio p. 1. Pianof. Viol, et Cello' with dedication. Leipzig, 19 May 1830.
  35. (fol. 45) François Cramer. Andante grazioso in D for violin solo. London, 17 Jul 1829.
  36. (fol. 46) Breiting ('Dein dicker Freund'). Album leaf, couplet. Düsseldorf, 27 Apr 1835.
  37. (fol. 47) C[arl] Begas. Pencil drawing, 193 × 258 mm.
  38. (fols. 47v-48) Fanny [Mendelssohn Bartholdy]. 'Fischers Klage', song for voice and piano beg. 'Einsam sitz' ich', words by Casper. Berlin, Mar 1822.
  39. (fol. 48v) Adolph Bernhard Marx. Opening phrases of 4 fugues. 5 Apr 1829.
  40. (fol. 49) D[avid] Schlesinger. Canon in C for Tenor, Baritone and Bass, beg. 'Da quäl' ich mich'; and verses in German and English. London, 25 Nov 1829.
  41. (fol. 50) Fétis. 'Pyramide Harmonique', 8 parts in C. London, 30 Jun 1829.
  42. (fols. 50v-52v) K[arl?] Eberwein. 'Schluss einer Motette' ('wirket nah' und wirket fern') in E. Weimar, May 1830.
  43. (fol. 53) Eduard Ritz. 'Frühlingslied' in A, beg. 'Die Luft ist blau'. Berlin, Sep 1821.
  44. (fols. 53v-54) Eduard Devrient. Pencil sketch, [Potsdam?, ca. 1830], 193 × 252 mm. Over it was pasted a gouache of cottages and barns, [at Potsdam?] dated 1828, 160 × 240 mm. excluding border, 'zur Erinnerung an die Mark Brandenburg und meine ehemaligen Pinseleien'.
  45. (fol. 55) D. Neuburg. Album leaf.
  46. (fols. 55v-56) [Johann Nepomuk] Schelble. Andante con moto, in F sharp minor, for piano. 17 May 1823.
  47. (fol. 56) Lise B. Cristiani. 8 bars, Andante, in C. Cello solo. Leipzig 14 Oct 1847. See MS. Thematic catalogue, p. 72.
  48. (fols. 56v-57) Franz Hauser. Album leaf with music, etc., including a song, 'Seit ich hörte deinen Sang'. Vienna, 18 Sep 1830.
  49. (fol. 57v) Henriette Grabau. Melody in E flat. Leipzig, 1 Feb 1836.
  50. (fol. 58) Ferdinand David. 'Dusseldorf-es Impromptu', for solo violin. Leipzig, 6 Nov 1836.
  51. (fol. 58v) Charles Neate. 12 bars of his trio in C minor for piano, violin and cello. London, 21 Nov 1829. [Note: J. Hübner's illustrated song, 1829, was removed by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy from fol. 59 to be item 9 of MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn b. 2].
  52. (fol. 59v) Joseph Merk. Album leaf, 'So leben denn wohl! auf wiederseh'n' set to music. Vienna, 16 Sep 1830.
  53. (fol. 61) Eduard Devrient. Pencil sketch of a wood, evidently replacing another leaf. 130 × 220 mm. 28 Jun 1837.
  54. (fol. 61v) Louis Francois Philippe Drouet. Music for solo [flute], 'Puisque vous voulez absolument nous quitter pour aller voir des montagnes, en voici'. London, 6 Jul 1829.
  55. (fol. 62) Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner. Excerpt from [his] opera [Amazons, 1831]. Stuttgart, 10 Nov 1831.
  56. (fols. 62v-63) Julius Rietz. Lied 'Im Mai' in A, beg. 'Im wunderschönen Monat Mai', by H. Heine. Berlin, 22 Aug 1832.
  57. (fol. 63v-64) Finlay Dun. 'Impromptu [in A minor] sur le depart de' F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Edinburgh, for voice and piano. 1 Aug 1829.
  58. (fols. 64v-65) Adalbert Gyrowetz, Kapellmeister der S.S. Hoftheater. Song in G, beg. 'In der Freundschaft heil'gem Bünde'. Vienna, 30 Aug 1830.
  59. (fols. 65v-66) William Horsley. 'Canon 4 in 2' in E, beg. 'Pater meus est'. Kensington, 23 Nov 1829.
  60. (fols. 66v-67) Delphine von Schauroth. 'Lied' [ohne Worte] in E for piano. Munich, 21 Jul 1830.
  61. (fol. 67v) H. Vieuxtemps. 'Nocturne' in D, for violin. Leipzig, 18 Nov 1837.
  62. (fol. 68) A. Lvoff. 16 bars, Allegretto, in G, for violin. Leipzig, 17 Jun 1840.
  63. (fol. 68) W[ilhelm] Taubert. 'Ein Kaninchen in Berlin's schöne Gegend'. Presto, 2 parts in F. Berlin, 17 Oct 1844.
  64. (fol. 69) [Graf von] Pocci. Caricature in watercolour. 3 Aug 1830. 155 × 183 mm.
  65. (fol. 70) Michael Beer. Album leaf, 6 Oct 1824.
  66. (fols. 70v-71) George Smart. Canon, 3 voc., in A, beg. 'Pretty warbler'. London, 21 Jul 1829.
  67. (fols. 71v-72v) Leopold Lindenau. Song, 'Erster Verlust', words by Goethe. In E flat. Berlin, 23 Jun 1824.
  68. (fol. 73) Ludwig Berger. 'Sonate dedié a son ami' F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 12 bars in E minor for piano. Berlin, 18 Aug 1838.
  69. (fol. 73v) Fanny Hensel. Song in A flat, 'Der Maiabend', words by J. H. Voss (printed Sämtliche Poetische Werke, 1835, p. 121). Berlin, 12 May 1830.
  70. (fol. 75) Wilhelm Hensel. Lovers under a tree, watercolour, sketch for his illustration to Fanny Hensel's 'Maiabend', Berlin, Mendelssohn Archiv MS. 74. 105 × 84 mm.
  71. (fol. 76) Pencil drawing of neo-gothic screen with angels. 170 × 152 mm.
  72. (fol. 77) Clara Novello. Copy of 7 bars from the part of Vitellia in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. Leipzig, 24 Oct 1838.
  73. (fol. 77v) S[igismund] Neukomm. 'Canon anigmat. 7 vocibus'. Paris, 12 May 1825.
  74. (fol. 78) T. [Jacques Frangois Fromental] Halévy. 'Double canon'. Paris, 7 May 1825.
  75. (fol. 79) Charlotte Schadow. Inscription within a frame of flowers. Gold and watercolour. 13 Feb 1835. 245 × 198 mm.
  76. (fol. 80) Ludwig Robert. Poem 'Gunst der Musen'. Berlin, Apr 1830. (Printed in Gedichte, Mannheim, 1838, p. 17).
  77. (fol. 80v) Friederike Robert, née Braun. Poem, 'Frühlingshauch'. Berlin, 11 May 1830.

Dates

  • 1821-1847

Extent

190 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 8

Custodial History

The gift of M. and Mme. Alexandre Boucher (see fol. 5). Later in the Wach collection.

Physical Facet

Binding: red paper on boards. Gilt edges. Originally probably 66 leaves in 7 gatherings: 1(10), 2-7(8), plus end-papers. The outer pages of each gathering were plain; the inner pages were ruled with 9 staves. Many of the pieces were pasted to stubs of leaves which had been cut out, or to existing leaves. Present total: i + 189 leaves. Watermark: AL GIROUX A PARIS; counter-mark: monogram C.S. with spray of leaves.

Dimensions

Oblong quarto.

Repository Details

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