London: Monzani and Hill, [1819-1829]. Folio. Flauto and Violino parts sewn, Viola and Violoncello parts unbound. Flauto:, 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino: , 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: , 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: , 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Caption title "Periodical Quartetto No. 5" to all parts. Footer "Krommer. Op. 17" to all pages of music. Publisher's address: "28 Regent Street Piccadilly." All with titles printed within decorative oval wreath border.
Early owner's signature, "J.L. Ramson Exeter," to foot of title of Violino, Viola, and Violoncello parts; occasional notational corrections in pencil.
Browned and soiled; some foxing; dampstained at upper corners; upper outer corner of Violoncello part creased.
A later edition. RISM K2709 (no copies in North America). WorldCat (a copy at the Eastman School of Music). The company of Monzani & Hill existed under the address on the title between 1819 and 1829 (see Humphries & Smith p. 236).
"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 #25740
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