String Sextet, Op.5 (Børresen, Hakon)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1903. Plate Part. B. 1774.
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title
Composer Børresen, Hakon
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 3
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro moderato ma energico
  2. Allegro (C major)
  3. Adagio (E major)
  4. Allegro, molto vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901
First Publication. 1903
Dedication Edvard Grieg
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35–40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos
External Links Edition Silvertrust

Misc. Comments

A notice in the Athenaeum in a October 1913 issue (p.354) notes that "on the 19th inst." Børresen's sextet, a relatively new work to English audiences, will be performed in a concert with Sinding's piano quintet.

(Does anyone have any information on the world premiere? As to dedication a volume of Grieg's letters ("Letters to Colleagues and Friends") contains a letter dated Christiania, November 16, 1903, Hotel Westminster beginning "Dear Mr. Borresen! Thank you so much for your sextet! ' When I received it I was sick...")