6 Quintets, Op.2 (Zannetti, Francesco)

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Publisher. Info. London: R. Bremner, n.d.(ca.1764)
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General Information

Work Title 6 Quintets
Alternative. Title Sei quintetti per tre violini, violoncello obligatto e' basso repieno, opera seconda
Composer Zannetti, Francesco
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.2
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces
  1. Quintet in A major
  2. Quintet in D major
  3. Quintet in B major
  4. Quintet in C major
  5. Quintet in E major
  6. Quintet in E minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1764 (autograph date on the E major quintet)
First Publication. 1764?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 3 Violins, Cello and Basso (see below)
Mss Sources see below
  1. Mss copy, 1750-99 (I-Rc, Mss. 6136)
  2. Possible mss copy, 1758-62 (S-Uu, Gimo 343)
  3. Possible mss copy, 1758-62 (S-Uu, Gimo 347)
  4. Mss copy, 1764 (I-Rc, Mss. 6137)
  5. Mss copy, 1764 (I-Rc, Mss. 6135)
  6. Possible mss copy, 1758-62 (S-Uu, Gimo 345)


Misc. Comments

RISM interprets basso as violoncello (not unusually) and reads this as 3 violins and 2 cellos (the first cello a concertato - solo - cello and the second a ripieno cello - one that takes a more accompanying role- think concertante and ripieno groups in a concerto grosso. Also, the E quintet ms copy has: Sonata da Camera à 3. Violini, e due Violoncelli Obligati which tends to support this view...) - Schissel
However, as the Basso part has figured bass, it could conceivably be played by other continuo instruments.