[Op. 13]. Quatuor de Flute Violon Alto et Violoncelle... Opera 13. Prix 4 livres 10 s. [Parts]. Franz KROMMER.

[Op. 13]. Quatuor de Flute Violon Alto et Violoncelle... Opera 13. Prix 4 livres 10 s. [Parts]

Paris: Pleyel [PN 188], [1798]. Folio. Sewn. Flute: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-8 pp.; Violino: [1] (title), 2-8 pp.; Alto: [1] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's address given as "Rue Neuve des petits Champs no. 728 entre les rues Helvetiens et Richelieu."

With overpaste of the music seller Leroy, Lyon, to title of Flute part. Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Browned; some dampstaining; minor foxing; title of Violino part completely, title of Basso part almost, detached; most leaves partially detached.

An early edition, issued just months after the first edition. RISM K2705 (2 copies only in the U.S., both at the Eastman School of Music). WorldCat (1 copy, at the University of Western Ontario). The first edition was published by André in Offenbach in January of 1798; according to Matthäus (p. 342), the present edition is based on André's.

The publisher's address as given in this edition is not recorded in either Devriès-Lesure or Hopkinson. "Rue Neuve des petits Champs No. 728" (with varying continuations) points to the years 1798-1803 (see Hopkinson p. 99 and Devriès-Lesure I, p. 128, where "728" is mistakenly replaced by "278").

"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 #25729

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