[Gérard 159-164; op. 1]. Six Quartettos for two Violins a Tenor and Violoncello Obligato... Opera Prima. [Parts; fragment]
by BOCCHERINI, Luigi 1743-1805
London: Welcker, 1775. A later edition. Gérard p. 174. BUC p. 117. RISM B3114 (4 copies only in the U.S., at Yale, Vassar, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)."A prolific composer, particularly of chamber music, with a distinctive and highly wrought style, [Boccherini] is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period." Christian Speck and Stanley Sadie in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-12 pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-12 pp.; Violetta: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-12 pp.; Basso: 1f. (title),  (blank), 2-10 pp. Engraved. Publisher's catalogue to foot of each title.In C minor, B-flat major, D major, E-flat major, E major, and C major, respectively."No. 27" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title.Some leaves detached; some browning and show-through; occasional stains and soiling, especially to titles. All parts incomplete: Violino primo lacks final leaf (p. 13; verso blank); Violino secondo lacks final leaf (p. 13; verso blank); Violetta lacks final blank leaf (music is complete); Basso lacks two final leaves (pp. 11-13; final verso bla. (Inventory #: 26992)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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