[Op. 7]. A Second Sett of Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor and Violoncello Obligato most humbly Inscrib'd To the Right Honourable The Countess Spencer... Opera VII Price 10=6. [Parts]. Antonín KAMMEL.

[Op. 7]. A Second Sett of Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor and Violoncello Obligato most humbly Inscrib'd To the Right Honourable The Countess Spencer... Opera VII Price 10=6. [Parts]

London: Welcker, [1775]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-14 pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-14 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), 12 pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), 12 pp. Engraved. Publisher's catalogue to foot of title.

"No. 2" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title.

Some leaves detached; some show-through and offsetting; title of Violino primo part slightly torn at lower edge; small ink stain to upper edge of Violino secondo part; occasional additional stains.

First Edition. BUC p. 564. RISM K117 (3 copies in the U.S., at Yale, the Library of Congress, and Colonial Williamsburg). WorldCat lists (copies at the University of Illinois and the Newberry Library).

A Bohemian violinist and composer, "Kammel composed exclusively instrumental works... mostly for strings: violin sonatas, duos, string trios, quartets and violin concertos, as well as sinfonias and divertimentos, where he also used wind instruments. In style these works belong to the final stages of early Classicism. They have many features in common with Haydn’s early works, and in particular with the works of J.C. Bach. Kammel’s simply-phrased melodies flow smoothly and have a charm bordering on oversweetness in places, with a variable degree of individuality. In many of his works, particularly in the minuets and the second themes of the sonata movements, melodic patterns reminiscent of elements of Czech folk music can be found."

"In his time Kammel was a very successful composer, as is indicated by the number of works he published and their numerous re-editions. Most of his works were published between 1770 and 1777 in London, Paris, Amsterdam, The Hague and Berlin; only rarely were they published after 1786." Zdeňka Pilková in Grove Music Online. Item #27006

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