1808 · Bonn
Overpaste with early owner's signature in ink to upper right corner of all title pages: "W. W. Wouters," covering an earlier signature, "J. van G..."
Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout; titling "Haensel op. 17" in the same hand to first blank page of Violino 2o and head of first page of Viola and Violoncello parts.
Slightly worn, browned, and soiled. A later edition, issued within months of the first edition (Vienna: Artaria [PN 1948], January 1808). WorldCat (2 copies in North America, at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Toronto.
"Hänsel was first and foremost a composer of chamber music. Taking Haydn as his point of departure, he approached the style of Schubert without displaying any influences of Beethoven... From op. 17 onward his compositions were well received by the critics." Hubert Unverricht in MGG2. (Inventory #: 25713)