Vienne: A. Diabelli et Comp. [PNs 1392-1393], . Folio. Sewn and disbound.  (title), 2-19; 3; 3; 3; 2; 2; 2; 2 pp. Engraved.
Minor browning and wear; soiling to edges; title separated at spine with some paper loss.
Probable First Edition. Weinmann: Cappi & Diabelli p. 121.
"Voříšek contributed to the development of the brillante style of piano music with accompanying ensemble that emerged in Vienna after 1815. Here he continued along a path blazed by Hummel and Moscheles, both of whom were active in Vienna during Voříšek's time. These works, including the Variations brillants (op.6), the Variations di bravura (op.14) and the Introduction et rondo brillant (all for piano and orchestra), consist of single-movement allegros preceded by slow introductions. Containing extremely rapid right-hand figurations and favouring the upper reaches of the keyboard, they are fearsomely difficult and attest to Voříšek's prowess as a pianist."
"... Voříšek's music expresses a Biedermeier sensibility. Its attractive melodic surface, piquant touches of harmony, graceful, decorative figurations and, above all, its evocation of the music of the recent past (especially Mozart, Haydn and early Beethoven) appealed to the middle-class public of the time." Kenneth DeLong in Grove Music Online. Item #21943
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