[Op. 49, no. 3]. Soirée musicale pour les Amateurs de Piano (à 4 Mains) Violon et Violoncelle... Oeuv. 49... No. 3 Divertissement sur un air suisse et d'une mélodie de l'Opéra: Les Huguenots... 1 [Reichsthaler] 15 [Ngr.]. [Parts]. Friedrich August KUMMER.

[Op. 49, no. 3]. Soirée musicale pour les Amateurs de Piano (à 4 Mains) Violon et Violoncelle... Oeuv. 49... No. 3 Divertissement sur un air suisse et d'une mélodie de l'Opéra: Les Huguenots... 1 [Reichsthaler] 15 [Ngr.]. [Parts]

Dresde: C.F. Meser [PN 230], [ca. 1841]. Folio. Unbound. Pianoforte (primo and secondo): [1] (title printed within blue decorative border), 2-25, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino: 5, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Note to foot of final page of music of Pianoforte: "Stich und Druck von C. Paez in Leipzig."

The title lists 12 numbers of the op. 49 series and identifies Kummer as "Premier Violoncelle de S.M. le Roi de Saxe."

Slightly foxed, predominantly to spine and edges; quite dampstained at outer margin, with slight loss, not affecting music; occasional annotations in pencil to Pianoforte part.

First Edition. WorldCat (one copy only, at the Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt). Dated according to plate number. Thüringische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Jena, holds a copy of op. 49 nos. 1 and 2 with a title in the same style but listing only the first four numbers of the series (see IMSLP); a later issue (also on IMSLP) has a newly-designed title page listing as many as 42 items, priced in Marks (i.e., published after 1872).

"Only about half of Kummer's 400 compositions were published, most of these before 1851. They fall into four principal categories: virtuoso compositions for solo cello and orchestra (written primarily for Kummer’s own use); chamber music – nearly all using the cello – written to suit amateurs; elementary and intermediate studies for the cello; and some 200 entr’actes written for the Dresden court theatre." Kurt Stephenson in Grove Music Online. Item #25748

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