[Op. 68]. Grand Quintuor pour deux Violons, deux Altos et Violoncelle. Ferdinand RIES.

[Op. 68]. Grand Quintuor pour deux Violons, deux Altos et Violoncelle

composé et dédié à ses amis André et Bernard Romberg ... Oeuv 68. Pr. 2 Rtlr. [Parts].

Leipzig: au Bureau de Musique de C.F Peters [PN 1243], [1816].

Folio. Unbound.

Violin I: [1] (titile), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp.
Violin II: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.
Viola I: [i] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.
Viola II: 8 pp.
Violoncello: [1] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.

Slightly worn, browned, and soiled, heavier to title; numbering in pencil to margins; Violin I part reinforced with tape at spine and gutter, title stained, edges slightly frayed, "II Exemplar" in contemporary manuscript to head of title.

A wide-margined, uncut copy.

First Edition. Hill p. 64.

Ferdinand Ries was the most celebrated member of a family of musicians.

A pianist and composer, Ries spent from 1801-1804 "studying in Vienna with Beethoven and often acting as his secretary and copyist. Beethoven taught him the piano, but sent him to Albrechtsberger for composition. Beethoven also secured him an appointment as pianist to Count Browne in Baden in 1802, and with Prince Lichnowsky for the summer of 1805. Ferdinand made his début as Beethoven’s pupil on 1 August 1804 at the Augarten. He performed Beethoven’s C minor Concerto with his own cadenza, playing a most difficult passage against Beethoven’s advice and, to his master’s delight, succeeding..."

"... He collaborated with F.G. Wegeler in Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven ... one of the most important early biographies of Beethoven." Cecil Hill in Grove Music Online.

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