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Album dedicated to 'Cécile Jeanrenaud am 24sten December 1836. F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Frankfurt am Main, zur Weihnachtszeit 1836', 1836

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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 21

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The contents include autograph music, poetry, prose and pictures, collected and mounted by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy before the volume was presented, with ascriptions in his hand; with contributions from himself, family and friends, before and after it was presented, 27 Jun 1836 (fol. 109v) - 11 May 1848 (fol. 183).
  1. (fol. 3) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 10 lines of verse beg. 'Zwar die vierundzwanzig Ritter', inscribed on verso 'Der Frau von Zigesar geb. v. Stein'. No signature or date. Printed in Werke, Weimar, 1887-1918, 1. Abth., 4, 1891, p. 43.
  2. (fols. 6-7a) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Pen and ink drawing. Oval, longest measurements 196 × 277 mm. A signature [cut from a letter?] was pasted beside it.
  3. (fols. 7c-dv) Johann Sebastian Bach. Copies now known to be by Christian Gottlob Meissner of 4 choral preludes from the Orgelbüchlein: BWV 636, 'Vater unser im Himmelreich'; BWV 637, 'Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt'; BWV 633, 'Liebster Jesu wir sind hier: in Canone alla Quinta a 2 Clav. et Ped'; and BWV 635, 'Dies sind die Heil'gen zehn Geboth'. See Hans-Joachim Schulze in Bach Jahrbuch, 1968. Double leaf, small oblong quarto (166 × 200 mm.) Watermark indistinct, upper half only present: cross on coat of arms? surrounded by wreath. Not wholly unlike Heawood 619.
  4. (fols. 8-9) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Allegro in G minor for piano, K. 312. Inscribed [by Aloys Fuchs] '1ter Satz einer Sonate. W. A. Mozarts original Handschrift'. Double leaf, 214 × ca. 275 mm. No watermark visible. 12 staves. Cut by binder at outer edge without loss of text. See Köchel, 6th ed. 1964, p. 591.
  5. (fols. 11-11v) Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. Autograph fragments of his translation of Racine's Phèdre [III. v. 984 and 1003]. No signature or date. Another piece 'von Schiller' is missing.
  6. (fols. 12-13) Joseph Haydn. 'No. 3. Presto 3/8 Takt, geschrieben für eine Spieluhr. Für meine Autographen-Sammlung erhalten von Hh. Artaria in November 1835. Aloys Fuchs'. This manuscript is described by Hoboken, XIX. 31. Corrected draft, signed. Kept in portfolio. Double leaf, 214 × 310 mm. Watermark: 3 crescents; counter-mark: half heart pierced by two-headed arrow. 10 staves.
  7. (fol. 15) Friedrich Klopstock. Signature cut from a letter.
  8. (fol. 16) Christoph Martin Wieland. Letter, complete in 16 lines, beg. 'Liebster Freund, bald ist gutes bald schlimmes Wetter'. No date.
  9. (fol. 18) Letter from Christoph Wilhelm Dohm to Moses Mendelssohn, 19 Jun 1782, with M. Mendelssohn's answer written on it.
  10. (fols. 19-21) Ludwig van Beethoven. Ecossais and trio in D for military band. Score signed 'par Beethoven 1810 a Baaden'. Named by Kinsky, Wo 022. Probably obtained by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy from A. Fuchs. Kept in portfolio. Double leaf, with a single leaf inserted, 15 staves(fol. 20v blank). 202 × 311 mm. Watermark: GIBB.
  11. (fol. 23) Johann Gottfried Herder. Letter to accompany the gift of Giuseppe Maria Bianchini's Evangelium Quadruplex, [1749], to the Library at Weimar, 21 Dec 1778.
  12. (fol. 25) Johann Jakob Engel. Letter, complete in 7 lines, beg. 'Lieber Herr Hofrath', 23 Mar 1783.
  13. (fol. 28) Eduard Steinbrück. Watercolour, woman kneeling before shrine holding praying child; mountain and lake in background. 172 × 137 mm. Signed and dated D[üssel]dorf [18]36. [See Green Book V 141 and Mendelssohn's letter to Steinbrück, 25 Dec 1836 (Sämtliche Briefe, 1504)].
  14. (fols. 30-31) Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim. Letter complete in 3 pages, beg. 'Sie hätten, sagt man, ein kleines Gedicht von mir'. Dated Halberstadt, 30 Mar 1791, and signed 'morgens 71 Jährig Gleim'.
  15. (fols. 33-34) Jean Paul. Letter complete in 4 pages to Josephine [von Sydow], beg. 'Ihr Schweigen auf mein Blat von 17 Maerz'. Vienna, 24 Apr 1800. Printed in Die Briefe Jean Pauls, ed. E. Berend, iii, 1924, pp. 350-1.
  16. (fols. 36-37) Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Letter, complete in 4 pages, to his father, beg. 'Ich hoffe, dass mich meine Eltern besser kennen'. Wolfenbüttel, 27 Jul 1770. Printed in Sämmtliche Schriften, ed. Karl Lachmann, xii, 1857, pp. 304-306 (see there p. 4).
  17. (fol. 38) L. Tieck. Album-leaf for F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, on a separate sheet of paper dated Potsdam 7 Aug 1843.
  18. (fol. 40) Carl Maria von Weber. Letter, complete in one page, to Heinrich Bärmann, beg. 'Mit grosser Freude erhielt ich deinen lieben Brief'. Dresden, 26 December, 1822. Given to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy by Bärmann, who wrote on the back 9 bars from the last movement of Weber's Clarinet Concerto no. 1, 'Meinem lieben Mendelssohn Bartoldi zu Erinnerung'.
  19. (fols. 41-42) Carl Friedrich Zelter. Letter, complete in 3 pages, to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, beg. 'Deine beiden Ouvertüren mein Felix haben mir grosse Freude gemacht'. Berlin, 12 Jun 1826. Kept in portfolio.
  20. (fols. 44-45) Moritz Hauptmann. Song in F minor, words by Rückert, beg. 'O Weh des Scheidens'. Dated 6 Sep 1838.
  21. (fol. 48) Eduard Bendemann. Pencil and wash sketch, 'Die Mädchen am Brunnen'. Dated '26 Nov' and finally 'Dusseldorf, December 1831'. 140 × 202 mm.
  22. (fol. 51) Philipp Veit. Pen and wash sketch of children playing, an irregular rectangle 122 × 95-140 mm. cut from a sheet of grey paper, title 'tipti. dori. grapti. klapti. fausti?'. No signature or date. F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's title in pencil: 'Ein Kinderspiel'.
  23. Missing.
  24. (fol. 55) 'Landschaft bei Interlaken; von Lory'. No signature or date.
  25. (fol. 58) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Watercolour entitled: 'Montreux 6 Aug 1842' (from pencil sketch, MS. M. Deneke Mendelsohn e. 1, fol. 5), dated Leipzig 22 Aug 1843. 185 × 230 mm.
  26. (fol. 59) Julius Benedict. 13 bars, Allegro moderato in D minor for piano. Signed and dated Leipzig, 12 Oct 1847.
  27. (fol. 61) Johann Anton André. Two canons copied 'aus J.S. Bach's mus[ikalischem] Opfer von Jahr 1747'. Dated O[ffenbach] 7 Jul [18]39.
  28. (fol. 60v) Jenny Lind. 'Saknad' [lament] in G major. Signed and dated Leipzig, 11 Apr 1846.
  29. (fol. 63) Albert Thorwaldsen. Letter complete in 6 lines beg. 'Lieber Hr. Doctor Mendelson. Ich kann nicht länger aufschieben Ihnen noch meinen herzlichen Dank ... zu sagen'. Dated Livorno 24 Aug 1841. With a lock of fair hair for which see Green Book XIV 52.
  30. (fol. 66) 'Kloster hof von Joh[ann] Wilh[elm] Schirmer', with monogram. No date. 186 × 204 mm.
  31. (fol. 67) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Frühlingslied beg. 'Es brechen im schallenden Reigen', [Op. 34 no. 3], words by Klingemann. Copied on a double leaf. 36 × 52 mm.
  32. (fols. 68-69v) Louis Spohr. Lied, beg. 'Was mir wohl übrig bliebe', words by Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Cassel, Dec 1836. 9 staves on tinted paper. Watermark 'C.H.J. Honig'; countermark 'VI'.
  33. (fol. 72) Ignaz Moscheles. Song, beg. 'Whatever sweets we hope to find', from Bland's Greek Anthology. Aug 1836.
  34. (fols. 72v-73v) Niels Wilhelm Gade. Scherzo, Allegro di molto in C, piano version of excerpt from the 2nd movement of his Symphony no. 1, op. 5. Inscribed to Cécile, Berlin, 26 Jan 1844.
  35. (fol. 76) Watercolour landscape 'zum Andenken von A. Radl'. No date. 173 × 221 mm.
  36. 'Vorschrift zum Aquareller von Jakob Becker. Soden d. 24 Juni 1845'. Missing.
  37. (fols. 78v-79v) George Onslow. Allegro agitato in G minor for piano. Signed and inscribed to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Clermont, 26 Dec 1844. Double leaf, pasted in.
  38. (fol. 82) Eduard Steinbrück. Watercolour 'Die Elfen', illustration to Tieck's Phantasus. Semi-circle, longest measurements ca. 122 × 245 mm. Signed and dated D[üssel]dorf 1835.
  39. (fol. 83) Julie Jeanrenaud. Album leaf in verse, Frankfurt, 24 Dec 1836.
  40. (fol. 86) Adrian von Ostade. Etching, 85 × 65 mm. Initialled, no date. See catalogue 180 of H. Schneider, Tutzing, no. 37, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy to Fanny Hensel, 3 Feb 1835, having bought 2 etchings of Adrian von Ostade.
  41. (fol. 87) Héléne Souchay. Album leaf, Frankfurt, 6 Jan 1837. Apparently cut by binder.
  42. (fol. 88) Mme. Susette Hauptmann. Pencil sketch of Lurgensteins Garten in Leipzig, showing the Mendelssohns' house, 1837-1843, on the left. 115 × 185 mm. Initialled and dated 31 Mar 1843. See Green Book XVII 170.
  43. (fol. 90) Elise Jeanrenaud. Album leaf in verse, Frankfurt, 24 Dec 1836.
  44. (fols. 91-92) Passages of prose and verse in French and German copied [by Lea Mendelssohn Bartholdy] on pink embossed paper. No signature or date.
  45. (fols. 94-95) Böckh [August Boeckh]. Ode in classical metre, beg. 'Viel nam'ger, der kadmischen Jungfrau wonnig kleinod'. Corrected draft.
  46. (fol. 97) Adrian von Ostade. Etching 122 × 90 mm. Signed and dated 1648. See 40 above.
  47. (fol. 99) 'Intermezzo d'un Quatuor Composé par'. F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy [op. 13], copied in score by Pierre Baillot, 2 Jan 1832.
  48. (fol. 100) Johann Friedrich Rochlitz. Letter, complete in one page, to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, beg. 'Hierbey Ihr überaus reicher und trefflicher Plan zurück'. 2 Jan 1841.
  49. (fol. 101) Karl [Jeanrenaud]. Album leaf in verse, Frankfurt, 24 December 1836.
  50. (fol. 104) Dr. Eduard Rüppell. Copy (235 × 190 mm.) of his own original sketch of Dendera in upper Egypt. Dedicated to Cécile, 25 Dec 1836.
  51. (fol. 105) Eduard Devrient. Pencil sketch, 'Bucher bei Heringsdorf', 130 × 220 mm. Signed and dated 1836.
  52. (fol. 107) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 'Lied zum Geburtstage meines guten Vaters. Den 11ten December' [1819]. In G, for voice and piano. [A facsimile, much reduced, is printed in Mendelssohn, by M. Jacobi, [1915], p. 6]. Part of a very large sheet, now 186 × 331 mm. No visible watermark. 13 staves.
  53. (fols. 108v-109v) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 'Duett ohne Worte'. [Op. 38 no. 6], Frankfurt 27 Jun 1836.
  54. (fol. 120) Wilhelm von Schadow. Album leaf. Leipzig 'den [blank] Maerz 1843'.
  55. (fol. 123) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Watercolour entitled: 'Amalfi im Mai 1831', dated Leipzig, Nov 1836. 141 × 197 mm.
  56. (fol. 126) Fanny A. Horsley. Etching of a sea-picture by her great-uncle Augustus Wall Callcott. See Green Book X 264, 18 Jun 1839. 83 × 137 mm.
  57. (fol. 127) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Watercolour entitled: 'Das Gasthaus am Steig im Schwarzwald, 1 May 1837'. 160 × 230 mm.
  58. (fol. 130) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Watercolour entitled 'Im Schweizerthal bei St. Goar. 3 Aug 1837'. 177 × 223 mm.
  59. (fols. 131v-132) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 'Sonntagslied', words by Carl Klingemann, beg. 'Ringsum erschallt auf Wald' [op. 34. no. 5]. Frankfurt, 23 Dec 1836.
  60. (fols. 132v-133) Ludwig Berger. 'Wiegenlied', words by Friedrich Christoph Förster, beg. 'Bring ich mein Liebchen'. Berlin, Jun 1838.
  61. (fols. 133v-134v) Fanny Hensel. Song 'Warum', words by Heinrich Heine, beg. 'Warum sind denn die Rosen' [Lyrisches Intermezzo, 23]. Berlin, 18 Aug 1838.
  62. (fols. 135-136v) Ferdinand Hiller. 'Duett für eine Sopran-und eine Altoder Bassstimme (ad libitum)' words by Friedrich Rückert, beg. 'Du meine Seele du mein Herz'. Frankfurt, 24 December 1836.
  63. (fols. 137v-138) William Sterndale Bennett. Song beg. 'Gentle Zephyr'. Signed and dated Leipzig 12 Jan 1838.
  64. (fol. 140) Mde. Susette Hauptmann. Pencil drawing of a boy [F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's son Karl?], May 1843. 189 × 160 mm.
  65. (fols. 144, 146) Cornélie Schunck. Watercolour sketch [of the Pleissenburgturm in snow], 126 × 150 mm., and album-leaf dated Leipzig, 13 December [1836?].
  66. (fol. 147) Cornelius Carl Souchay. Album leaf dated Frankfurt, 28 Dec 1836.
  67. (fol. 150) 'Auf Ischia bei Don Tomaso; aus Eduard Bendemanns Skizzenbuch'. Pencil and sepia wash sketch. Dated 21 May 1831. 205 × 183 mm.
  68. (fol. 152) 'Völkermarkt in einer Zeichenstunde getuscht von J. Hübner'. No date. Watercolour, 96 × 220 mm.
  69. (fol. 153) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 'Minnelied', beg. 'Leucht' heller als die Sonne', 'Altdeutsch', [op. 34, no. 1] 'zur Erinnerung an den Abend des 22 Dec 1836'.
  70. (fol. 153v) Hubert Léonard. Fragment in E major for solo violin. Signed and dated 15 December 1845.
  71. (fol. 154v) Alexander Dreyschock. Beginning of fugue in C minor for piano. Signed and dated Leipzig 30 Aug 1839.
  72. (fol. 156) J. Bosboom im Haag. Church interior, watercolour. 205 × 155 mm. Signed, no date.
  73. (fol. 160) H. Mücke. Pencil drawing of nuns singing, on paper cut in shape of an archway, 230 (at highest point) × 202 mm. Signed and dated Jan 1832.
  74. (fols. 161-163) J. [sic. for Henry] F. Chorley and Ignaz Moscheles, 'Reminiscenzen aus Mendelssohn's Lobgesang ... bei Gelegenheit der ... Rückkunft des Gefeyerten am Geburtstage seiner ... Gattin' (10 Oct 1840). Words by Chorley, music by Moscheles in whose hand it is copied.
  75. (fol. 165) Wreath of pressed flowers by Frau Marianne von Willemer née Jung 'Zur Erinnerung an den Sommernachtstraum des 25 Juny 1839'.
  76. (fol. 167) Friedrich Wilhelm IV König von Preussen. Pencil notes on printed 'Ordnung des Haupt-Gottesdienstes' for the Cathedral, Berlin, no date.
  77. (fol. 170) [Heinrich?] Funk. Sepia wash landscape, 160 × 246 mm. No signature or date.
  78. (fol. 171) Franz Liszt. 'Magyar' in D b [from the 6th Hungarian Rhapsody]. Signed and dated 'Leipzig Marz l'an quarante' [1840].
  79. (fol. 172) Adolphe Adam. 'Fragment d'une Messe', Christe eleyson. Signed and dated Berlin, 10 May 1840. Kept in portfolio.
  80. (fols. 173 and 176) [Jean Joseph Bonaventure] Laurens in Montpellier. A lithograph and a drawing in pencil, both of women, watercolour on tinted paper; the drawing is signed Laurens. 234 × 155 and 259 × 188 mm. Fol. 173 was pasted to fol. 172, and is kept in portfolio.
  81. (fol. 178) 'Der Chorist Spangenberg von Düsseldorfer Theater in der Braut von Messina gezeichnet von J. Becker', addres sed 'An den Musikdirector Herrn F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Düsseldorf'. No signature or date. [Late 1833-5?].
  82. (fol. 179) Sigismond Thalberg. Excerpt from Thème original et étude in A minor for piano, op. 45. Signed and dated Leipzig 7 Jan 1841.
  83. (fol. 180) Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Album leaf dated Leipzig, Mar 1838.
  84. (fol. 181) Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst. Fragment in A for violin and bass. Signed and dated Berlin, 11 Dec 1841.
  85. (fol. 181v) Andante in A minor for piano 'Pour Madame Mendelssohn par Th[eodor] Döhler'. Leipzig, 22 November 1842.
  86. (fol. 182) Allegro agitato in B flat minor for solo 'cello, 'Souvenir a Madame F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. A[drien] F[rançois] Servais'. Berlin, 30 Jan 1844.
  87. (fols. 182v-183) Julius Rietz. 'Lied von Hoffmann von Fallersleben', beg. 'Wie sich Rebenranken schwingen'. Signed and dated Leipzig, 11 May 1848.
  88. (fol. 185) A loose leaf, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's pencil sketch 'Knorz den 26 April 1837' (mentioned by Cécile as 'mein Ebenbild' in MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn e. 6, fol. 15v. Her brother called her 'Knörzerchen').

Dates

  • 1836

Extent

190 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 21

Custodial History

Wach collection.

Physical Facet

Binding: dark red morocco, tooled and ornamented with gilt and with red and green inlay. Gilt edges. Originally 68 single sheets of various paper, some tinted, some ruled with 10 staves, plus end-papers. Many of the items were mounted on existing leaves or pasted to stubs. Sewn in 10 gatherings. Total i + 189 leaves.

Dimensions

Oblong quarto, 214 × 285 mm.

Repository Details

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