Kotzwara, Francis (c1715-1791)
The Battle of Prague, a Favorite Sonata for the Piano ForteC. Bradlee: Boston Engraved. Quarto. 10 pp. Disbound. In very good condition. Light stains and dealer stamp on title page. Thumb worn with some spotting at margins throughout. Outer pages beginning to detach at bottom centerfold.
The Battle of Prague was enormously successful in Europe and abroad. The work was first published in 1788 and nearly 40 different early editions survive. It is interesting that this edition should have been published in Boston, as the New Grove Dictionary of Music notes that in that city the piece "was 'indespensable to climax every concert'" at the close of the eighteenth century.MUS-07042$65