String Sextet No.2, Op.36 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Performer Pages Borromeo String Quartet (String Quartet)
Performers with Liz Freivogel, viola and Daniel McDonough, cello
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Misc. Notes Recorded 2006 Nov. 5
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6474.
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Editor Hans Gál (1890-1987)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 7:
Kammermusik für Streichinstrumente
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 18.
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6473.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Jacques Maho, n.d.[1871]. Plate J. 971 M.
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Editor Hans Gál (1890-1987)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, (1927). Plate 29819.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano Trio (Kirchner)

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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1883]. Plate 8333.
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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript (holograph), July, 1866.
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6475.
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For Piano solo (Klengel)

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Arranger Paul Klengel (1854–1935)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1898]. Plate 11077.
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet No.2
Alternative. Title Streich-Sextett Nr.2
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.36
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
III. Poco Adagio
IV. Poco Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1864–65
First Performance. 1866-10-11 in Boston. Concert of the Mendelssohn Quintet Club.
William Schultze, Karl Hamm, Thomas Ryan, Eduard Heindl, Rudolph Hennig, Alexander Heindl
First Publication. 1866 (April) – Bonn: N. Simrock
Parts – Plate 6473
Full score – Plate 6474
Piano 4-hands – Plate 6475
Average DurationAvg. Duration 39 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos
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Misc. Comments

  • First European performance took place on 1866-11-20 in Zürich, Erste Quartett Soiree des Orchestervereins, Großer Saal des Kasinos. Performers: Friedrich Hegar, Nordmann, Kahl, Geisser, Spiegel, and Kriebel.

Version History

  • Composed for string sextet, 1864–65
  • Arranged for piano 4 hands by Brahms, 1865–66?


See Also
List of Compositions Featuring the Cello