1823 · Offenbach s/m
Second price in ink to lower right corner of title: "f. 2:50..."
Slightly soiled and foxed.
A very good, uncut copy. [?]First Edition. Rare. WorldCat (2 copies, at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and the Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt). Constapel p. 268. Not in Twyman.
"[French] violinist and composer... Rode had a short but brilliant career. As one of the great virtuosos of his time he... was celebrated in all European capitals (except London)... Rode's compositions are almost exclusively devoted to his instrument... As Rode was closely attached to the string quartets of Haydn and Mozart as a... performer, he also practiced the genre as a composer and wrote attractive works, which, however, are clearly in the French tradition of the Quatuor brillant, as the first violin dominates and the other strings only accompany." Manuela Jahrmärker in MGG2. (Inventory #: 25901)