Paris: Enoch & Co [E. et C. PN 4716], [ca. 1905].
Octavo. Original publisher's light green wrappers printed in sepia and light olive green, publisher's decorative device to verso of lower,1f. (recto title, verso blank), 139 pp. Text in French.
With printed dedication "a André Gedalge."
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; some chipping to spine. Minor internal wear; uniformly browned.
First Edition, later issue. Jora pp. 272-273.
Enesco's Octuor premiered in Paris at the Salle des Agricultures in a Soirées d'Art concert by combined members of the Géloso and Chailley Quartets on 18 December 1909.
"Enescu’s published output extends to only 33 opus numbers, though several of these are very large-scale works (the three symphonies and Oedipe). The demands of a busy career as a performer were not the only reason for this comparative paucity of finished output. Enescu was also an obsessive perfectionist: many of his published works were repeatedly redrafted before their first performances, and revised several times thereafter ... [Enesco's] Octet for Strings (1900) combines rich late-Viennese chromaticism with ferocious contrapuntal energy." Noel Malcolm and Valentina Sandu-Dediu in Grove Music Online.
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