1816 · Offenbach s/M
Early owner's name in ink to head of title: "[?]Potf: Capit: Falkmann" with facsimile signature handstamp. Some fingering to Violino primo part.
Trimmed at upper margin, with slight loss to pagination and header; outer bifolium of Violino 1 part detached; central leaf of Viola and Violoncello parts guarded. Possible First Edition, printed the same year as that of Janet et Cotelle and Simrock. White IIa:1. Giazotto 52. Constapel, p. 218. RISM V1879 (3 copies listed).
Arranged from the Violin Concerto No. 19 (W. I, 19) with slow introduction added.
"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 #: 26040)