Fesca, Friederick Ernst - [Five String Quartets, Op. 1, Nos. 1-3, Op. 37 & Op. 38]. - (1005)Click Image to ZoomEnlarge Image

Fesca, Friederick Ernst (1789-1826)

[Five String Quartets, Op. 1, Nos. 1-3, Op. 37 & Op. 38].

Folio. Disbound. Fine condition.

CONTENTS:

- Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto, et Violoncelle composés et dédiés à C. A. Fesca par son frère F. E. Fesca. Oeuvre I [nos. 1-3] (Vienna: Mechetti, [c. 1815], PN 345, 23+17+15+15 pp.).

- Quatuor pour deux Violons Alto & Violoncelle composé par F.E. Fesca. Oeuv. [38] (Paris: Richault, [1825], PN 1011R, 1023R, paginated 166-75+138-45+128-33+154-60 pp.).

- Quatuor pour deux Violons Alto & Violoncelle composé par F.E. Fesca. Oeuv. [37] (Paris: Richault, [1825], PN 1011R, 1022R, paginated 154-65+131-37+120-25+147-53 pp.).

Complete set of four parts. Title page on violin part of Op. 1 bears an attactive engraved vignette of two putti, one holding a harp, the other writing a music manuscript. Op. 38 is bound in each of the four complete parts between Op. 1 and Op. 37. Opp. 37-38 both have metronome markings, and are respectively designated Fesca's 17th and 18th quartets.

Fesca was a violinist and composer who published no fewer than 16 string quartets, and whose chamber music was admired by Spohr, Weber and Rochlitz. His works are virtually unknown today.

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