Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst (Monuments of German musical art) - First Series
Within the framework of the series "Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst" (Monuments of German musical art) selected works of different epochs and genres by composers from the German reception area were published from 1892 onward. The strict edition guidelines of the "Musikgeschichtliche Kommission" ("music-historical commission", chaired by Rochus v. Liliencron, Hermann Kretzschmar, Herrmann Abert and Arnold Schering) provided for the greatest possible trueness to the source and reproduction of the original score arrangement.
The first series ("Erste Folge"), published up to 1931, comprised 65 volumes accommodating vocal and instrumental music from the 16th to the 18th century. The majority of volumes concentrate on sacred music of Saxon and Thuringian origin, but also numerous works of greater dimensions such as operas, oratories and ballets from the baroque and early classical eras are represented. Instrumental works by almost forgotten masters such as J.Ch. Pezel, J. Schobert and J. Rosenmüller form part of this series, besides baroque highlights such as the cantatas by Buxtehude and Graupner, Telemann's "Musique de Table", Walther's organ works as well as the most representative operas by Keiser, C.H. Graun, Jommelli, Benda, and Holzbauer.
The edition was republished in the years 1957 to 1960 in a revised version, but here we have the original first edition from the music department of the Bavarian State Library, published by Breitkopf & Härtel Leipzig, in digitized form.