MacDowell, Edward (1860-1908)
Suite für Grosses Orchester, Op. 42. Partitur.Arthur P. Schmidt: Boston & Leipzig, 1891. Pl.n: S. 123. first edition. Small quarto. 94 pp. Paper wrappers. Front wrapper with some minor creasing and grease pencil marks. Internally very clean. A nice copy.
This suite contains four musically unrelated movements with titles concerning nature and the seasons. MacDowell added a fifth movement, "Im Oktober", in 1893, which was meant to be inserted between the existing second and third movements. "Im Oktober" was made available by the publisher as a supplement (as is indicated in the bottom margin of the front wrapper), but is not present in this copy.MUS-12816$60
Grove's Dictionary describes the suite as bearing a certain classical formal simplicity, especially when contrasted to the freer forms of MacDowell's better-known Indian Suite.