[Op. 12]. Quatuor Pour deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Monsieur Philippe d'Orville... Oeuv. 12. Pr. 1 Rthlr. 12 Gr. Friedrich Ernst FESCA.

[Op. 12]. Quatuor Pour deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Monsieur Philippe d'Orville... Oeuv. 12. Pr. 1 Rthlr. 12 Gr.

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 2928], [1819]. Folio. Disbound. Violino 1mo.: [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (incipits of movements) pp.; Violino 2do.: 9, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 8pp.; Violoncello: 8 pp. Lithographed.

Slightly browned and foxed; "11" in contemporary manuscript in ink to upper right corner of title.

First Edition. Rare. Frei-Hauenschild pp. 478-479. WorldCat (1 copy only in the U.S., at UC Berkeley.

"Fesca’s reputation as a composer was based primarily on his string quartets and quintets. Between 1816 and 1826 he was the most frequently reviewed composer in this genre in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, and his works were highly regarded by Spohr, Nägeli and Rochlitz, among others. Weber based his ideas on progressive contemporary chamber music on Fesca’s quartets, since they combined the detailed accompaniment figuration and complex thematic development of the Classical string quartet with the harmonic richness and virtuosity demanded at that time. Also characteristic is his gentle and amiable style, though the quartets opp.7, 12 and 14 display the more extrovert manner of the quatuor concertant." Markus Frei-Hauenschild in Grove Music Online. Item #28117

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