[Op. 6]. Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Bass. Most humbly Dedicated to the Right Honourable the Earl of Kelly...Opera VI. Pr. 10s/6. [Parts]. Pierre VACHON.

[Op. 6]. Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor [i.e., viola] and Bass. Most humbly Dedicated to the Right Honourable the Earl of Kelly...Opera VI. Pr. 10s/6. [Parts]

London: Wm. Napier [PN 56], [1776]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp; Viola: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank); 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-10 pp. Engraved.

"3d sett" in ink to head of all title pages.

Edges soiled; outer bifolium of Violino primo part detached, title browned.

A very good copy overall.

First Edition. BUC p. 1030. RISM V11 (2 copies only in the U.S., at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan).

"Vachon's compositions, though little known today, are of considerable importance to the history of music, particularly in the realm of chamber music for strings. He was one of the first French musicians to compose string quartets, along with Gossec and Saint-Georges, and with 30 or more quartets was the most prolific French composer of this genre in the Classical period. The six trios op. 4 and the quartets opp. 5-7 and 11 are substantial works with an unusually high degree of independence of parts for their time. They show a good variety of structure, melody, tempo and key." New Grove 1, Vol. 19, p. 483. Item #26014

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