Hambourg et Leipsic: Schuberth & Co. [PN] 917, . Folio. Unbound. Piano/score: 1f. (title), 3-59, [i]; Violin I: 11, [i] (blank); Violin II: 11, [i] (blank); Viola: 11, [i] (blank); Violoncello: 9, [i] (blank) pp. With some penciled fingering and performance letters in blue crayon within score and parts.
Very slightly worn and soiled; minor to moderate foxing throughout; spine of outer bifolium reinforced with paper tape; tear to title repaired; small tear and repair to one leaf; additional small edge tears to several leaves.
First Edition, later issue, with U.S. copyright date of 1857 printed to foot of title. Göthel p. 222.
"Regarded by many contemporaries as worthy of a place beside Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in the pantheon of the greatest composers, he has, together with Gluck and Cherubini, been allotted a considerably lower status by posterity... His own work looks, Janus-like, towards both the formalism and clarity of the Classical tradition, and the structural and harmonic experimentation associated with 19th-century Romanticism." Clive Brown in Grove online. Item #24232
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