[Op. 30]. Quartetto per Flauto, Violino, Viola e Basso... Op. [30]. [Parts]. Franz KROMMER.

[Op. 30]. Quartetto per Flauto, Violino, Viola e Basso... Op. [30]. [Parts]

Vienna: Artaria & Comp. [PN 1526], [after 1804]. Folio. Unbound. Flauto: [1] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino: [1] (blank), 2-6, [ii] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1], 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Manuscript price in ink to lower right corner of title: "1 f 45 xr." Handstamp of the music seller Zala Mór, Budapest to foot of title; early owner's handstamp, "Dr. Berndorfer Alfred," to lower right corner of title and first pages of Violino, Viola, and Violoncello parts. Occasional notational corrections in pencil; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Some soiling, especially to title; outer bifolium of Flauto part frayed at spine; hole with slight loss to music of all leaves of Flauto part except the first, with additional smaller holes to final leaf; hole with slight loss to final leaf of Viola part; leaf of leaf of Violoncello part frayed at outer edge; remnants of rectangular labels formerly laid down to lower right corners of title and first pages of Violino, Viola, and Violoncello parts.

First Edition, later issue. Weinmann, Artaria, p. 77. RISM K2715 (one copy only in the U.S., at the Eastman School of Music). The first issue was published by Mollo in 1802.

"Krommer was one of the most successful of the many influential Czech composers in Vienna at the turn of the 18th century. His creative output comprises over 300 works... Krommer’s reputation is attested by the rapid spread of his compositions in reprints and arrangements by German, Danish, French, English, Italian and American publishers... He was regarded (with Haydn) as the leading composer of string quartets, and as a serious rival of Beethoven... His modes of expression extend from the galant style of the earlier 18th century to Romanticism." Othmar Wessely in Grove Music Online. Item #25725

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