[Op. 74]. Quatuor pour deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse le Prince regnant de Lobkowitz Duc de Raudnitz... Oeuv. 74... Pr. 1 Thlr. 8 Gr. [Parts]. Ludwig van BEETHOVEN.

[Op. 74]. Quatuor pour deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse le Prince regnant de Lobkowitz Duc de Raudnitz... Oeuv. 74... Pr. 1 Thlr. 8 Gr. [Parts]

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 1609], [ca. 1810]. Folio. Sewn. Housed in a modern archival cloth box. Violino Primo: 1f. (title), 3-11, [i] (blank) pp. Violino Secondo: 7, [i] (blank) pp. Viola: 7, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title.

Professional repairs to inner margins of Violin I. Minor performance marks and fingerings in pencil and red crayon. Some soiling and staining. A good copy overall.

First German edition, second issue. LVB WV pp. 465-67. Del Mar P2. Hoboken Vol. 2 No. 333 (citing this edition as the first). The first edition was published in September 1810 by Clementi & Co. in London, shortly followed by the first Breitkopf edition in November.

The so-called Harp Quartet was probably first performed at the home of Prince Lobkowitz in Vienna in November 1809. Item #26694

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