[Op. 127]. Grand Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle Composé et Dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin Lieutenant-Colonel de la Garde de S. M. I. de toutes les Russies... Œuv. 127. [Parts]. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN.

[Op. 127]. Grand Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle Composé et Dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin Lieutenant-Colonel de la Garde de S. M. I. de toutes les Russies... Œuv. 127. [Parts]

Paris: les Fils de B. Schott, Editeurs et Marchands de Musique [without PN], [March 1826]. Folio. Disbound. Violin I: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violin II: [i] (title), 2-12 pp; Viola: [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "9f." Printed note: "Déposé à la Direction." Handstamp of publisher to title of Violin I part.

Some soiling and foxing; lower outer corner of some leaves creased; dampstaining to Viola and Violoncello parts; stain to final leaf of Violin I part and title of Violin II part; minor paper imperfections.

Annotations in pencil to Violoncello part: "tempo 1mo" to p. 9 (correction of error); "3" to p. 11.

First French edition, published shortly after the edition issued by Schott in Mainz. Kinsky pp. 385-86. Dorfmüller p. 350. Beethoven-Haus C 127/9 and C 127/10. Not in Hoboken or Hirsch. Rare.

The first publication of Schott's newly established Paris branch. Although the page and system breaks are the same, the so-called Paris and Mainz issues of the present edition are printed from different plates and thus, in fact, constitute two different editions. Item #23011

Price: $3,500.00  other currencies

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