Infelice, Op.94 (Mendelssohn, Felix)



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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1843 (January 15).
Misc. Notes Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków (PL-Kj): Mus. ms. autogr. Mendelssohn 38.2/2
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Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 124.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1851. Plate 8413.
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Work Title Infelice
Alternative. Title Ah, ritorna, età felice ; Concert-Arie ; Unglückselige ; Kehret wieder, goldne Tage
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.94 ; MWV H 5 ; No.23 d. Nachgelassene Werke
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 61
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (270 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1843
First Performance. 1843-02-09 in Leipzig, Gewandhaus
Sophie Schloss (soprano)
First Publication. 1851 - Leipzig // London

1853 (score)

Librettist Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782), anonymous German translation
Language German ; Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation soprano and orchestra
Voice: Soprano
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings
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Mendelssohn also made an earlier setting of the same text, with different musical content (MWV H.4) Riviste.