[Op. 8]. Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons Alto et Violoncelle composés et dédiés à Mr. Antoine Grassi... Opéra 8. Prix 9 livres. [Parts]. Peter HÄNSEL.

[Op. 8]. Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons Alto et Violoncelle composés et dédiés à Mr. Antoine Grassi... Opéra 8. Prix 9 livres. [Parts]

Paris: Imbault [PN 468], [ca. 1807]. Folio. Disbound. Violino 1o: [i] (title), [iv] (publisher's catalogue), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino 2o: [1] (title), 2-17, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp, signature-style, to lower right corner of title of Violino 1o part.

The publisher's catalogue lists works up to 1803 (overture to Giovanni Paisiello's opera Proserpine, premiered on March 28, 1803), with slightly different address ("Rue St. Honoré, No. 200, entre la Rue des Poulies et la maison d'Aligre Et Péristile...") than on title ("Rue St. Honoré, près celle des Poulies, No. 125 Et Péristile du Théâtre Italien, Rue Favart, No. 461.").

Manuscript price, "f4:10" next to printed price. Overpaste with early owner's signature in ink to upper right corner of all titles: "W. W. Wouters," covering an earlier signature, "J. van G..." Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Some browning and soiling; some edges creased; occasional worming and dampstaining; first leaves detached, with minor loss to blank areas; first leaves of Violino 1o part in slightly larger format with foot folded in.

A later edition, later issue. The publisher's catalogue (Devriès-Lesure I, nos. 111-114) can be dated to 1803. The publisher's address on the title including "no. 125," however, points to a date either after 1806 (Hopkinson p. 61) or 1807 (Devriès-Lesure I, p. 85).

"Hänsel was first and foremost a composer of chamber music. Taking Haydn as his point of departure, he approached the style of Schubert without displaying any influences of Beethoven." Hubert Unverricht in MGG2. Item #25711

Price: $165.00  other currencies

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