String Sextet, Op.48 (Schaffner, Nicolaus Albert)


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Publisher. Info. London: Betts, n.d.(1835?).
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.6101, n.d.(1996-2010).
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title
Composer Schaffner, Nicolaus Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.48
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegro non tanto
  3. Adagio sostenuto
  4. Finale. Allegro non tanto
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, cello, contrabass (2 different kinds specified)

Misc. Comments

Hrm. In Paris at least he was only up to Op.27 or so in 1833- maybe a little later than 1835 for Op.48? Could be though, worth checking, will see if there's a mention in an ad in a British journal or somesuch...

F major opening, gets to B minor only gradually and very interestingly (it seems to this writer.)

"contre basse ou basso di camera" doesn't mean contrabass or basso continuo, but rather 2 different forms of contrabass.