[Op. 5]. Six Sonates Pour Violon Et Basse... Op. 5. 2me. Livre de Sonates Prix. 9 [livres]. [Score]. Luigi ?1745-ca. 1806 BORGHI.

[Op. 5]. Six Sonates Pour Violon Et Basse... Op. 5. 2me. Livre de Sonates Prix. 9 [livres]. [Score]

Paris: Chez le Sr Sieber Musicien [PN 473], [ca. 1783-1792].

Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-37, [i] (blank). Engraved. Violin part with basso continuo accompaniment.

Publisher's signature in ink and overpaste of "Chez David, Luthier, Fecteur d'Isntrumens[!]... à Paris" to lower margin of title.

Minor soiling, staining, and wear, heavier to title; minor foxing, offsetting, and show-through; occasional splits at gutter; a few contemporary manuscript corrections in orange pencil.

Possible reissue of the Sieber edition originally published (according to Lesure) in 1783. Scarce. Not in BUC. Other issues in RISM BB 3725a, B & BB 3728, Lesure p. 67, and Worldcat (OCLC nos. 498419058, 498419058).

Borghi, and Italian violinist and composer, "was a pupil of Pugnani and friend of Sir William Hamilton, and settled in London around 1769. A prominent orchestral violinist, he was leader of the second violins at the Handel Commemoration of 1784 and at the Professional Concert from 1785 until 1792, and played regularly with Cramer in quartets and other chamber music. He composed ballet music for the Italian opera, was assistant manager of O’Reilly’s opera company at the Pantheon in 1791 and, shortly afterwards, married the prima donna Anna Casentini (fl 1787–96). His works, among which the violin concertos are notable examples of the galant style, were published both in England and on the Continent." John A. Parkinson and Simon McVeigh in Grove Music Online.

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