[Op. 72]. Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto & Basso... Opera 72. Prix: 15 f. [Parts]. Franz KROMMER.

[Op. 72]. Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto & Basso... Opera 72. Prix: 15 f. [Parts]

Paris: J. Pleyel [PN 1066], [1813]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-22 pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2-17, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to foot of title.

Numbers "32, "33," and "34" stenciled as a header to all pages; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Slightly foxed; edges browned and frayed; some offsetting; viola part dampstained at upper edge. An uncut copy.

A later edition. Devriès-Lesure I, p. 129. RISM K2683 (2 copies in the U.S., at Cornell University and Oberlin). WorldCat (additional copies at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley). Dated according to Devriès-Lesure. The first edition was published by Chemische Druckerey in Vienna in 1808.

"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 #25727

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