1846 · Vienne
Fingering and other performance-related annotations in pencil and red crayon to Violino 1mo. part; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Slightly worn and foxed; title browned; tears to spine with tape repairs; some leaves frayed at edges. First Edition. Weinmann: Senefelder-Steiner-Haslinger 3, p. 25. WorldCats (3 copies in North America, at the University of Western Ontario, Yale, and the Free Library of Philadelphia).
"Mayseder was a highly esteemed, popular figure in the music life of Vienna... As a virtuoso violinist and violin teacher he occupied a central position... His string quartets, while showing a tendency toward the [Parisian] quatuor brillant, are... ambitious and combine, often in an interesting way, French virtuosity and Viennese turns of melody... Many of his musically ambitious works date from the years after 1830." Ludwig Finscher in MGG2. (Inventory #: 25767)