The Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy pursues the goal of making accessible to the public in an adequately scholarly form all of Mendelssohnss accessible compositions, letters and writings, along with all other documents of his artistic oeuvre. A considerable number of Mendelssohns works are still waiting to be published; many others have been published in an unsatisfactory manner.
Though the new Mendelssohn Complete Edition follows the ten volumes of the Leipziger Mendelssohn Ausgabe (LMA) published by the Deutscher Verlag für Musik (DVfM) in Leipzig since 1961, it sees itself as a fundamentally new conception which reflects the
present-day standard of scholarly editions.
The first volumes of the new Complete Edition were presented in Leipzig on 3 November 1997 at "Mendelssohn Festtage" in Leipzig.