[Hob. III:31-36, op. 20]. Six Quatuors Concertants a Deux Violons Viola et Violoncello... Oeuvre XVI[!]... Prix f 6._. [Parts]. Joseph HAYDN.

[Hob. III:31-36, op. 20]. Six Quatuors Concertants a Deux Violons Viola et Violoncello... Oeuvre XVI[!]... Prix f 6._. [Parts]

Berlin... Amsterdam: J.J. Hummel [PN 401], [1779]. Four volumes. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: [i] (title), 2-22, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [i] (title), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Violoncello part with bass figures.

With a fine decorative title to each part incorporating a sun device at head signed "W.T."in the plate at lower right.

"No. 14" in ink to head of each title.

Occasional stains, especially to outer margins and to title and first page of music of Viola part; outer bifolium of Violino primo part mostly detached.

A later edition. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 392. Hoboken collection catalogue 7, 553. BUC p. 465. Not in Hirsch. RISM H3471 (5 copies only in the U.S., at the University of California Berkeley, the Moravian Archives, the Moravian Music Foundation, the University of Virginia Charlottesville, and the Library of Congress). WorldCat (a copy at the University of Western Ontario).

Now generally known by the opus number 20, some early publishers assigned opus numbers 16, 17, or 32 to this set of quartets.

"The quartets received the nickname 'Sun quartets' because of the illustration on the title of Hummel's edition although it is not the first edition." Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 393. Item #26967

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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