The present quartets fall midway between these two publications. Composed in 1777 (according to Gabriel Banat, the best and most recent of Saint-Georges’ biographers) the Six Quartetto concertans were issued two years later in a breathtakingly inaccurate edition by Durieu: ‘AU GOUT DU JOUR / SIX QUARTETTO / CONCERTANS / POUR / deux Violons, Alto, et Basse / PAR / MR. DE ST. GEORGE. / OEUVRE / Gravée par Melle Fleury. / Prix 9ll / A PARIS / Chez Mr. Durieu, Musicien, et Editeur, Rue Dauphine, à côte de la Rue Christine, au Goût du Jour. / Et aux Adresses Ordinaires. / A.P.D.R.’ Given the unusually high number of errors and inconsistencies in Durieu’s edition it seems most unlikely that Saint-Georges was involved in its preparation. No other edition of the quartets is known although a second printing of the set using the same plates was made ca 1782.
Quartet I in B♭major Quartet II in G minor Quartet III in C major Quartet IV in F major Quartet V in G major Quartet VI in B♭major