[Op. 36]. Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto & Violoncelle... Op: 36. Prix 6 Frs. Friedrich Ernst FESCA.

[Op. 36]. Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto & Violoncelle... Op: 36. Prix 6 Frs.

Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN 2251], [1825]. Folio. Disbound. Violino 1mo.: [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino 2do.: 7, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 7, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.

"12" in contemporary manuscript in ink to upper right corner of title.

First Edition. Frei-Hauenschild pp. 554-555. WorldCat (copies at the Newberry Library and the Free Library of Philadelphia).

"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 #28118

Price: $225.00  other currencies

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