[Op. 18]. Quatuor [in G major] pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse. No. IV Oeuv. XVIII. Pr. 14 Ggr. [Parts]. Pierre RODE.

[Op. 18]. Quatuor [in G major] pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse. No. IV Oeuv. XVIII. Pr. 14 Ggr. [Parts]

Leipzig: Ambroise Kühnel (Bureau de Musique) [PN 896], [1811]. Folio. Violino primo in 19th-century green wrappers with oval label to upper. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-6 pp; Violino secondo: 4 pp.; Viola: 4 pp.; Violoncello: 4 pp. Engraved. In folder with ties to three sides, rectangular paper label titled in manuscript to upper. Publisher's blindstamp to lower right corner of title.

From the Speyer collection; handstamp "W. Speyer" to label to upper wrapper of Violino primo part.

Spines of Violino secondo, Viola, and Violoncello parts reinforced with green tape.

Possible First Edition. Rare. WorldCat (4 copies, none in the U.S., all with a Peters imprint, successor to ; Peter of Kühnel, from 1813). Hirsch III, 490.

"[French] violinist and composer... Rode had a short but brilliant career. As one of the great virtuosos of his time he... was celebrated in all European capitals (except London)... Rode's compositions are almost exclusively devoted to his instrument... As Rode was closely attached to the string quartets of Haydn and Mozart as a... performer, he also practiced the genre as a composer and wrote attractive works, which, however, are clearly in the French tradition of the Quatuor brillant, as the first violin dominates and the other strings only accompany." Manuela Jahrmärker in MGG2. Item #25892

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