||Sextet for Strings
||Sextuor ; Streich-Sextett ; vonósszextett?
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
- Allegro ma tranquillo
- Scherzo: Allegro vivace
- Adagio quasi andante
- Finale: Animato
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1893 (November 15)-96 (two versions- 1893, revised 1896), further revised 1898
||1894 (first version) ; 1898 April 1 in Budapest (final version- acc. to Grimes.)
||2005? see below
||Archduchess Isabella of Austria
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos
Recorded only once as of 2012, by the Budapest Sextet on Hungaroton (in 2005, issued 2006).
Based perhaps on the manuscript Ms. Mus. 14.718 @ National Szechenyi Library (Amicus ID 3424159), Budapest, Hungary. There may be another published edition besides the one above by Ms. Cohen and (in a broader sense of published) the 2005 recording, but this editor is unaware of it.
(Pleasantly, NML streams at present the Dohnanyi/Mosonyi sextet CDs, the Mosonyi string quartets 1,2,4 CD, and other such...)
Grimes (Ernst von Dohnanyi, p.32) lists several manuscripts, for the several versions- including ones at the British Library and elsewhere.
Entered by the composer as part of his composition exam, for entrance into the National Hungarian Royal Academy of Music.