Six Quartetto's for Two Violins, Tenor and Violoncello...Pr. 10s. 6d. [Parts]. Franz Xaver RICHTER.

Six Quartetto's for Two Violins, Tenor and Violoncello...Pr. 10s. 6d. [Parts]

London: J. Longman & Co., [1768]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. No watermark.

"No. 5" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title.

Violino primo part closely trimmed at upper edge, with minimal loss to header; Viola part closely trimmed at lower edge with some loss to music, title stained.

First Edition. BUC p. 890. RISM R1347 (4 copies in the U.S., at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, UCLA, Yale, and the Library of Congress).

"German composer of Moravian descent... In 1746 Richter joined the Hofkapelle of the Elector Palatine Carl Theodor in Mannheim as a bass... As a composer Richter was most prominent at Mannheim in the instrumental field... Richter’s compositional idiom changed from a late Baroque sound to a tonal language which reached the threshold of the Classical style... In Mannheim he was strongly influenced by the new pre-Classical stylistic developments, and he adapted the Mannheim symphonic style with his own differentiated dynamics and instrumentation... Riemann’s characterization of Richter as ‘senior of the Mannheim School’ essentially still holds good." Jochen Reutter in Grove Music Online. Item #27010

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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