[Op. 23]. Trois Grands Trios Pour le Forté-Piano Violon et Basse... No. [1]...[2]...[3]. Prix 6 livres. Œuvre 23. [Parts]. Joseph WÖLFL.

[Op. 23]. Trois Grands Trios Pour le Forté-Piano Violon et Basse... No. [1]...[2]...[3]. Prix 6 livres. Œuvre 23. [Parts]

Paris: Mlles. Erard [PNs 265, 266, 267], [1804-1805]. Three sets of parts. Folio. Pianoforte parts crudely bound, with remnants of earlier sewing; string parts disbound.

No. 1 [ in D major]
Pianoforte: 1f. (title), 19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violon: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.; Basse: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp.
Engraved. Publisher's handstamp, signature-style, to foot of title of Pianoforte. Coat of arms printed to titles. Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout. Browned. Spine of pianoforte part reinforced with red tape.

No. 2 [in E major]
Pianoforte: [i] (title), [ii] (publisher's catalogue), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violon: [1] (title), 2-6 pp.; Basse: [1] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp and label with coat of arms to title of Pianoforte part. Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout. Slightly foxed; edges browned; string parts dampstained at lower outer corner.

No. 3 [in C minor]
Pianoforte: [1] (title), 2-22 pp.; Violon: 4 pp.; Basse: 3, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's facsimile signature handstamp to title of Pianoforte part. Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout. Browned. Very slightly foxed; minor stain to title of Pianoforte part.

An early edition, possibly the first, later issue. Rare. Hirsch III, 588 (no. 2 only). Devriès-Lesure, facsimiles no. 81 and 82 (1804). RISM WW1722 II,36 (1 copy of no. 1; 2 copies of no. 2, one of which is at the University of Pennsylvania; 1 incomplete copy of no. 3). WorldCat (1 complete copy of all three trios, at the Koninklijke bibliotheek, The Hague. The first edition was published in 1803. According to Grove Music Online, the edition by Falter, Munich (RISM WW1722 II,35), is the first; MGG2 assigns priority to the present edition.

"Chamber music is a focus of Wölfl's output and should not be underestimated as becomes obvious through the numerous laudatory reviews in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung." Margit Haider-Dechant in MGG2. Item #26059

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