Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde, Op.89 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-82. Plate M.B. 122.
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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-82. Plate M.B. 122.
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1829 (December 26).
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1851]. Plate 8275.
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Overture

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1851].
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General Information

Work Title Heimkehr aus der Fremde
Alternative. Title Liederspiel in einem Akt
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.89 ; MWV L 6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 57
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act (15 sections):
Ouverture (369 bars)
1. Romanze, Andante con moto (41 bars)
2. Duett, Allegro vivace (206 bars)
3. Lied, Andante con moto (37 bars)
4. Lied, Allegro vivace (135 bars)
5. Lied, Andante (104 bars)
6. Terzett, Vivace (247 bars)
7. Terzett, Allegro vivace (155 bars)
8. Lied, Con moto (76 bars)
9. Tempo giusto (34 bars)
10. Duett, Vivace (149 bars)
11. Zwischenmusik, Adagio (74 bars)
12. Lied, Molto Allegro e vivace (51 bars)
13. Chor, Allegretto (67 bars)
14. Finale, Moderato (78 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1829 (completed 19 December)
First Performance. 1829-12-26 in Berlin (first private performance)
1851-04-10 in Leipzig (first public performance)
First Publication. 1851 - Leipzig // London
Librettist Karl Klingemann (1798–1862)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation vocal soloists, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Schultz, the town mayor (bass)
Lisbeth, his ward (soprano)
Hermann, his lost son (tenor)
Mother, Schultz's wife (alto)
Kauz, a peddler (bass)
Martin, the night watchman (silent role)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
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Written for private performance at Mendelssohn's parents' silver wedding anniversary. Parts were printed for this first, private performance by J. G. Brüschcke in 1829.