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Op. 71, no. 4. 'Schilflied', for voice and piano, 1845

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 101

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'Schilflied'. Song for voice and piano. Words by Nikolaus Lenau. Composed Nov 1842, published 1847 as op. 71, no. 4. Autograph fair copy, with water colour illustration at the head of the song, and a presentation inscription at the end: "Zur freundlichen Andenken für das Album der Frau Keyl geschrieben von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Frankfurt a/M d. 24 März 1845". Henrietta Keyl (née Steinhäuser, b. ca. 1791) married a Frankfurt wine merchant Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Keyl ca. 1813. Their artist son, Friedrich Wilhelm Keyl (1823-1871) presented Cécile Mendelssohn with a drawing on 16 June 1844 (now at MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn b.2, fol. 87).


  • 1845


2 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 101

Custodial History

Owned by Albi Rosenthal (and previously probably by Gisela Selden-Goth).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought 2007 with funds provided by the B.H. Breslauer Foundation.

Physical Facet

2 leaves, with watercolour illustration at the head of the song.


Oblong fol.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom