[Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)] Salomon, Johann Peter. (1745–1815)
"Six English Canzonets" - SIGNED
"Six English Canzonets with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte, Composed and most humbly dedicated To the Queen (with Her Majesty's most gracious permission)." London: Printed for the Author, adn Sold by Birchall. . Upright folio. Title; 2 - 24 pp. Engraved throughout. Signed at the foot of page two by the German musical impresario best remembered for bringing Haydn to London in the 1790s. Title separated at spine, disbound from a larger volume and otherwise in fine condition, with alternate continuous pagination written in an early hand to upper corners and one note alteration, possibly in the hand of the composer. 9.5 x 13.5 inches (24.1 x 34.3 cm.). Together with an unsigned copy of "A Second Set of Six English Canzonets" by Salomon. London: Printed for the Author, and Sold at Birchall's. . Upright folio. Title; 1 - 20 pp. Engraved throughout. Title separated at spine, disbound from a larger volume and otherwise in fine condition, with alternate continuous pagination written in an early hand to upper corners.
Born at Bonngasse 515, by coincidence the same birth home as Beethoven, Salomon would go on to have a successful and varied career as a violinist, concertmaster, composer, and impresario. He brought Haydn to London in 1791–92 and 1794–95, trips during which Haydn wrote symphonies no. 93–104. Salomon often led the debut performances of these compositions, and though more widely known as the London Symphonies, they are also known as the Salomon Symphonies. Signs of their friendship and mutual esteem are present in the scores, as evidenced by the phrase marked Salomon solo ma piano in the trio of the 97th. Haydn composed the solo violin part in his Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major with Salomon in mind.