1789 · Paris
Slightly browned; some offsetting and occasional smudging; some leaves closely trimmed at outer margin; Violino primo part crudely trimmed at lower inner corner; Violoncello part very slightly dampstained at upper margin; publisher's signature partially abraided. First Edition. RISM G5354 (3 copies only in the U.S.).
"A promising young composer, Gyrowetz ... travelled to the principal music centres of Europe: Vienna, Italy, Paris, London, and then back to Vienna. During his first visit to Vienna, in either late 1785 or 1786, he made the acquaintance of Haydn, Dittersdorf, Albrechtsberger and Mozart; he developed a warm relationship with Mozart ... During his last decades he was greatly admired by the younger generation, including Meyerbeer, who even assisted him financially. Gyrowetz served as a pall-bearer at Beethoven's funeral, and encouraged Chopin early in his career." Adrienne Simpson and Roger Hickman in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 25701)