String Quartet No.6 (Hindemith, Paul)
This work may not be in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after 1922) in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other countries (China, Japan, S. Korea) where the copyright term is life+50 years.
New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1944., assigned -
London: Schott & Co., Ltd., 1946.
Mainz: B. Schott's Sohne, No.2277, n.d. Plate 37111a.
|Work Title||Sechste Streichquartett in Es|
|Alternative Title||Fünfte Streichquartett in Es|
|Year/Date of Composition||1943 May (approx. May 2–16)|
|First Performance||1943-11-07, Washington, D.C.
|Dedication||"Geschrieben für das Budapester Streichquartett"|
|Average Duration||26 minutes|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, viola, cello|
Wikipedia article (French)
Some information from Luttmann, Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide.
Hindemith referred to this work, like most if not all works whose works he gave keys in their titles, "in Es" or "in C" or... not "in Es-dur" - and this is not the same thing, especially in the 20th century; it just means a work whose tonal center is E♭ (in the case of this work), and says nothing about the modality. - Schissel