1803 · Hambourg
Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Some, mostly minor, foxing; Violoncello part slightly stained at lower edge. A very nice copy. First German edition. Stephenson 95-97. BUC p. 898. RISM R2205 (3 copies only in the U.S., at the Newberry Library, Columbia, and Oberlin). The first edition was by published by Pleyel in Paris in 1803.
"Romberg's career as a violinist can hardly been separated from that of his cousin Bernhard... His symphonies, string quartets, and quintets with flute or clarinet are original and independent. Works in other genres... have been underestimated. Romberg's craftsmanship is evident not only in obligato writing but also in his mastery of strict counterpoint, which he uses against the prevailing trend of his time." Klaus G. Werner in MGG2. (Inventory #: 25911)