Deux Airs Variés Pour le Violon avec Accompagnement d'un second Violon Alto et Violoncelle, ou Forte-Piano... Prix. 7f. 50c... Déposé à la Bible. Royle. [Parts]. Pierre RODE.

Deux Airs Variés Pour le Violon avec Accompagnement d'un second Violon Alto et Violoncelle, ou Forte-Piano... Prix. 7f. 50c... Déposé à la Bible. Royle. [Parts]

Paris: Freÿ [PN 401], [ca. 1811]. Folio. Unbound. Violino Io.: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino 2o.: [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Alto: [1] (blank), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (blank), 2-4 pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp, "J. Frey," in signature style to foot of title. Publisher's address: "Place des Victoires No. 8." Caption titles: "No. 1. Air Varié" and "No. 2. Andante con variationi [!variazioni]."

There is no trace of the "Forte-Piano" part mentioned on the title.

Slightly foxed; title somewhat soiled and frayed at edge; dampstained at lower margin; outer bifolium of Violino Io. part partially detached; impression occasionally light.

An uncut copy.

Probable First Edition. WorldCat (3 copies, 2 of which are in the U.S., at the Eastman School of Music and Stanford). The reference to the "Bibliotheque Royale" on the title indicates that the edition, or at least the present copy, originated after the restauration of the French kingdom in 1814. Frey bought the former "Magasin de Musique" in 1811. The publisher's address on the present copy was valid from 1812 to 1838 (Devriès-Lesure II, p. 176).

"[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 #25899

Price: $110.00  other currencies

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