1805 · Leipzig
Edges somewhat soiled; occasional stains; upper outer corner bumped, especially to Violino primo.
An uncut copy. An early edition. WorldCat (2 copies, only one of which in the U.S., at Yale). A slightly earlier edition was published by the Magasin de Musique in Paris in ca. 1804).
The present quartet is not to be confused with the E-flat-major quartet also published under the opus number 11 but by André (1804 and 1818), Breitkopf & Härtel (ca. 1806), and Artaria (1809).
A 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 #: 25904)