Vienna: Artaria e Compagni [PN 853], [1799-1800]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo:  (title), 2-27, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 20 pp.; Viola:  (blank), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello:  (blank), 2-16 pp. Engraved. Two publisher's numbers to lower left corner of title: "734" and "853."
Early annotation, "A. Gyrowetz Oeuv. 29," in ink to caption titles of Violino II, Viola, and Violoncello parts; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Occasional stains and foxing; Viola and Violoncello parts slightly wormed. An attractive copy.
First Edition. Weinmann, Artaria, p. 52. RISM G5368 (1 copy only in the U.S., at the University of California, Berkeley). The second plate number (734) relates to Gyrowetz's op. 21 quartets (1798), which use the same title.
"A promising young composer, Gyrowetz... travelled to the principal music centres of Europe: Vienna, Italy, Paris, London, and then back to Vienna. During his first visit to Vienna, in either late 1785 or 1786, he made the acquaintance of Haydn, Dittersdorf, Albrechtsberger and Mozart; he developed a warm relationship with Mozart... During his last decades he was greatly admired by the younger generation, including Meyerbeer, who even assisted him financially. Gyrowetz served as a pall-bearer at Beethoven's funeral, and encouraged Chopin early in his career." Adrienne Simpson and Roger Hickman in Grove Music Online. Item #25703
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