String Sextet, Op.44 (Gade, Niels)

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Generoso (2007/7/20)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, n.d.[1865]. Plate 2898.
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KGill (2010/10/17)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, n.d.[1865]. Plate 2898.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.6002, n.d.(1996-2010).
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For Piano 4 Hands (Horn)

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Arranger August Horn (1825–1893)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, n.d.[1866]. Plate 3009.
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title Sextett für 2 Violinen, 2 Bratschen, und 2 Violoncelle
Composer Gade, Niels
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.44
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Andante - Allegro vivace
  2. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
  3. Andantino
  4. Finale. Allegro molto vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1863 or 1863-64
First Publication. 1865 – Leipzig: Fr. Kistner
Dedication C.F. Holm
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos
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Misc. Comments

In revising the work (in 1864? the cpo notewriter is not certain) Gade completely replaced the first movement (whose original 1863 form can be heard in a 2013 cpo recording) while making many smaller changes to the other three movements.