Hambourg et Leipsic: Schuberth & Comp. [PN] 452, . Folio. Sewn. Contemporary plain paper wrappers with titling in manuscript. Piano score: 1f. (title within decorative blue border), 3-50, [ii] (blank); Violin: [i] (blank), 2-15, [i] (blank); Violoncello: [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Light to moderate foxing and browning throughout.
First Edition. Göthel p. 203 (this issue without "L'Imprimerie de Breitkopf et Härtel à Leipsic" to foot of title).
"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 Music Online. Item #24233
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