[Op. 2]. Quatuor (La) pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle.[Parts]. Reinhold Moritsevich GLIÈRE.

[Op. 2]. Quatuor (La) pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle.[Parts]

Leipzig: M. P. Belaieff [PN 2351], 1902. Folio. Unbound. Original gray wrappers with bilingual titling (Russian and French) within decorative border to upper; publisher's catalogue to both sides of lower. Violino I: [1] (title), 2-16, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violino II: 16 pp.; Viola: [1] (blank), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Transfer. Watermark: "CGR*8."

With printed dedication to head of title: "à Monsieur Constantin Saradjeff."

Handstamp of Augener, London, dated "15 Sep 08," to lower right corner of verso of lower wrapper. Fingering, bowing, and other annotations to violin parts in pencil, with literals in French.

Wrappers worn and detached; spine of Violino I part reinforced with tape. Browned; frayed at edges, with small tears.

First Edition, probable first issue. Belaieff issued a miniature score (PN 2350) and an arrangement for piano four-hands (PN 2352) at the same time.

The dedicatee is the Armenian conductor Konstantin Saradzhev (born Saradzhian; 1877-1954). Item #25710

Price: $90.00  other currencies

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