1816 · Paris
Slightly worn and foxed. First Edition of the revised version. WorldCat (3 copies in North America, at the University of British Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Michigan).
"[A] French composer of English descent... Onslow's string quartets and quintets are the pinnacle of his output. His youthful quartets (opp.4, 8, 9, and 10) are notable for great flexibility of writing, exceptional rhythmic and melodic charm, and great vitality. Onslow achieves a personal synthesis of the various styles handed down from his predecessors: the 'quatuor concertant', deriving from the French tradition of the 18th century, the 'quatuor brilliant', in which the first violin is treated as a soloist, and the Viennese-style quartet, which he practised as a performer... Onslow's work was particularly successful in Germany and Austria throughout the first half of the 19th century, as the many editions of his works show." Viviane Niaux in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 25815)