Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)
Partitions des 6 premiers Quatuors (Oeuvre 18.), pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle ... No.5 [only]
Paris: A Offenbach s/M, chez Jean André. . First Edition in score.
8vo. 27pp. Lithographed. [PN] 5266. Disbound, gatherings separating including barely attached rear blue wrapper only, tape remnants and stains to corners. Kinsky p.44; Hirsch III.94; Hoboken Vol.2 no 110.
Composed between 1798 and 1800 and modeled directly on Mozart's quartet in the same key (K. 464), the individual parts for Beethoven's String Quartet No. 5 in A major were published in 1801 as opus 18, no. 5. The quartet did not appear in score form until the present publication.