[White IV:1-3]. Six Duetts for Two Violins... Book. [1] Op. 4. Pr. 7/6. [Parts]. Giovanni Battista VIOTTI.

[White IV:1-3]. Six Duetts for Two Violins... Book. [1] Op. 4. Pr. 7/6. [Parts]

London: Monro & May, [after 1823]. Folio. Unbound. Violino primo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Early signature (?Geo Moschelland) in ink to upper right corner of both title pages. Notational corrections in blue ink to p. 7 of Violino primo part; illegible annotations to p. 11 of Violino primo part.

Reinforced at spine with paper tape. Somewhat browned and soiled; most leaves detached; crudely trimmed; Violino primo part with tape repairs to title.

An unrecorded edition. White IV: 1-3. Giazotto 1-3 (another edition). Not in RISM. Not in WorldCat. Monro & May were in business from ca. 1823 to 1848 (see Humphries and Smith p. 236); no other editions of Viotti's works with their imprint have been recorded. These six duets were first published in ca. 1789.

"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 #26052

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