Quatuor [in F major] pour deux Violons Alto et Basse dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur Le Prince Antoine Radziwill... 2e Livraison. Prix 5 frs. [Parts]. Pierre RODE.

Quatuor [in F major] pour deux Violons Alto et Basse dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur Le Prince Antoine Radziwill... 2e Livraison. Prix 5 frs. [Parts]

Paris: Magasin de Musique Dirigé par Mrs. Chrubini, Mehul, Kreutzer, Rode, Nicolo et Boieldieu [PN 308], [1804]. Folio. Disbound. Violino Io.: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino 2o.: 5, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto: [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Two publisher's handstamps to title of Violino Io.: hexagram containing signatures of all seven business partners to lower left corner; signature of Rode to lower right corner.

Second pagination in blue crayon to all pages.

Some foxing and soiling, especially to Violino Io. part; occasional stains.

An uncut copy.

Rare. WorldCat (1 copy only, at the Koninklijke bibliotheek, The Hague, with "Isouard" instead of "Nicolo" in the imprint). Dated according to plate number and imprint (see Devriès-Lesure I, p. 117). "Nicolo" was Isouard's first name, occasionally used as his pen name.

"[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 #25896

Price: $135.00  other currencies

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