[Op. 12]. Quatuor [no. 4 in F major] Pour Deux Violons, Alto et Violoncello Composé et Dedié A S.A. Le Prince Regnant Lobkowitz... Oeuvre 12 fl. 3. [Parts]. Bernhard ROMBERG.

[Op. 12]. Quatuor [no. 4 in F major] Pour Deux Violons, Alto et Violoncello Composé et Dedié A S.A. Le Prince Regnant Lobkowitz... Oeuvre 12 fl. 3. [Parts]

Vienne: Artaria et Comp. [PN 1971], [January 1808]. Folio. Violino I sewn; other parts unbound. Violino I: [1] (title), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (blank), 2-8, [ii] (blank) pp.; Viola: [i] (blank), 2-8, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Number "IV" in blue crayon to head of title; early titling in Italian in black ink and more recent titling in German in blue pencil to initial blank pages of other parts; fingering in red and lead pencil to Violoncello; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.

Moderately soiled; somewhat foxed; title worn, with some words illegible; outer and central bifolium of Violino I part reinforced with tape; minor stains to title of Viola part; Violino secondo, Viola, and Violoncello parts slightly dampstained at lower edge.

A later edition, issued just months after the first. Weinmann: Artaria, p. 94. RISM R2399 (no copies in the U.S.). WorldCat (1 copy, at Indiana University).

"[Bernhard Romberg was a] cellist and composer, cousin of Andreas Jakob Romberg... Romberg's instrumental works remained popular throughout the 19th century and are still used for teaching purposes. Stylistically, they reflect the influences of Mozart and Viotti, although their melodies are often derived from idiomatic figures that exploit Romberg's distinctive fingerings. In spite of abundant passage-work, his music shows structural cohesiveness, and the chamber and solo works richly explore the cello's sonority and technical resources." Valerie Walden in Grove Music Online. Item #25919

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