Offenbach s/M: J. André [PN 1730], . Folio. Unbound. Violino primo:  (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo:  (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello:  (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Early owner's signature, "Simons," in ink to lower right corner of all title pages. Handstamp, "GS," to all title pages.
Somewhat worn and soiled; some dampstaining, repairs, and other minor defects.
An uncut copy.
An early edition, published approximately one year after first. White III:10-12. Giazotto 99-101 (another edition). Constapel p. 139. RISM V1910 (no copies in the U.S.). WorldCat (1 copy only, in Melbourne, Australia. Also published as op. 16 (London: Clementi, Banger, Hyde, Collard & Davis) and op. 20 (Vienna: Tranquillo Mollo & Co.).
"Emerging from the Italian violin tradition, Viotti's works became a symbol and model for the French music of his time. The composer succeeded in combining the most virtuosic elements of violin technique with a unique, specifically instrumental cantabile." Massimiliano Sala in MGG2. Item #26031
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