1823 · London
Early signature (?Geo Moschelland) in ink to upper right corner of both title pages. Notational corrections in blue ink to p. 7 of Violino primo part; illegible annotations to p. 11 of Violino primo part.
Reinforced at spine with paper tape. Somewhat browned and soiled; most leaves detached; crudely trimmed; Violino primo part with tape repairs to title. A later edition. White IV: 1-3. Giazotto 1-3. Not in RISM. 1 copy located, at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Monro & May were in business from ca. 1823 to 1848 (see Humphries and Smith p. 236); no other editions of Viotti's works with their imprint have been recorded. These six duets were first published in ca. 1789.
"Emerging from the Italian violin tradition, Viotti's works became a symbol and model for the French music of his time. The composer succeeded in combining the most virtuosic elements of violin technique with a unique, specifically instrumental cantabile." Massimiliano Sala in MGG2. (Inventory #: 26052)