Loreley, Op.98 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 123.
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Misc. Notes Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków (PL-Kj): Mus. ms. autogr. Mendelssohn 44/11
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Translator William Bartholomew (1793-1867), English text
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Misc. Notes Soprano solo, soprano chorus, altos, accompaniment.
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Final six measures of music added after Mendelssohn's death.
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Work Title Die Lorelei
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.98, MWV L 7
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 101
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 movements and fragments from Act 1:
  1. from Scene 2, Duet (31 bars, unfinished)
  2. from Scene 3, Ave Maria (41 bars)
  3. from Scene 4, Winzerchor (21 bars)
  4. from scene 7, March (115 bars, unfinished)
  5. from Scene 7, Andante (61 bars, unfinished)
  6. from Scene 7, Horch, von dem Strom (90 bars, unfinished)
  7. from Scene 8, Finale (465 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1847
First Publication. 1852 - Leipzig/Winterthur // London (first act finale)
1868 - Leipzig/Winterthur // London (Ave Maria and Winzerchor)
Librettist Emanuel Geibel
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
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Cast
The Archbishop of Mainz
Bertha, Countess of Stahleck, his niece (soprano)
Count Palatine Otto (bass)
Hubert, ferryman and innkeeper (bass)
Leonore, his daughter (soprano)
Reinald, a gleeman (tenor)
Leopold, the Count Palatine's seneschal

Mixed Chorus (SSAATTBB)

knights, vassals of the Count Palatine, ladies, priests, wine-growers, peasants

Orchestra

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, strings
External Links Orchestral parts, finale to the first act, at Göttingen
Ave Maria section mss copy, at Luzern