Paris: Chez Frere, [ca. 1780]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Includes 8 airs, each with its own set of variations:
De Lamitie au Village (with incipit "Lamour dont vente")
De Dardanus (with incipit "Soit que le ciel recompense")
De Lheureux Dépit (2 versions; with incipits "Toujour de tet rigueurs," and "Pourriez vous bien douter," respectively)
Du Faux Serment (with incipit "Quand jeune veuve")
La Dot (with incipit "Jallois lui dire")
Fanfare du Bon Tems (with incipit "Nous navons quun tems avivre")
Le Novice de la Trappe (with incipit "Lainval aimait Arsene")
In each of the pieces, the melody is given with a bass accompaniment followed by a series of variations for solo violin.
Slightly browned; some soiling, foxing, and dampstaining, primarily to margins; lower and inner margins frayed, with occasional small tears not affecting music; impression to p. 7 light.
Rare, possibly unique. Not in Lesure, BUC, RISM, Worldcat, or KVK.
Cartier was a French violinist and composer. "The son of a dancing-master, he studied with the Abbé Walraef. In 1783 he went to Paris, where he joined the select circle of students of Viotti. Two years later, Viotti recommended him for the post of accompanist to Queen Marie Antoinette. From 1791 to 1821 he was assistant leader of the Paris Opéra orchestra. In addition, he was a member of the court orchestra from 1804 to 1830, serving under both Napoleon and the Bourbon regime. He died in comparative obscurity." Cartier is best rememberd for his L'art du violon, which contained "a comprehensive selection of sonatas and single movements composed by Italian, French and German masters of the 17th and 18th centuries." Boris Schwarz and Michelle Garnier-Butel in Grove Music Online. Item #26952
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