String Sextet No.1, Op.18 (Brahms, Johannes)

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For String Sextet (Brahms)

 Complete Performance
#73847 - 33.13MB - 36:10 -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - - !N/!N/!N - 4877x

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Carolus (2010/8/4)

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Musicians from Marlboro (ensemble)

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Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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For 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns (Patterson)

 I. Allegro ma non troppo
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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 II. Andante ma moderato
#237630 - 10.52MB - 9:11 -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 1064x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
#237631 - 3.65MB - 3:11 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 352x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 V. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso
#237632 - 11.24MB - 9:49 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 310x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

Performer Pages:

Robert G. Patterson (conductor)

Performers:

Riverside Wind Consort
Saundra D'Amato, Joey Salvalaggio, oboe
Rena Feller Friedman, Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet
Samuel Compton, Jill Wilson, horn
Leyla Zamora, Michael Scott, bassoon

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Robert Patterson

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For Piano Trio (Kirchner)

 I. Allegro ma non troppo
#107769 - 17.06MB - 14:54 -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 652x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/2)

 II. Andante ma moderato
#107770 - 11.56MB - 10:06 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 669x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/2)

 III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
#107771 - 3.66MB - 3:12 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 198x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/2)

 IV. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso
#107772 - 12.61MB - 11:01 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 183x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/2)

Performers:

Sally McLain, violin
David Teie, cello
Carl Banner, piano

Publisher Info.:

Washington, DC: Washington Musica Viva

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Recorded 22 March 2005, Ratner Museum (live performance).

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Scores

 I. Allegro ma non troppo
#108195 - 53.54MB, 21 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V/V/V - 4619x

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 II. Andante ma moderato
#108196 - 22.86MB, 11 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 3018x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/5)

 III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
#108197 - 13.52MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 733x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/5)

 IV. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso
#108198 - 51.27MB, 25 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 685x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/5)

TN-JBrahms String Sextet No.1, Op.18 ms.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript (holograph), 1860.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#22872 - 19.17MB, 96 pp. -  4.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 8407x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/10)

 Complete Score (monochrome)
#25165 - 8.67MB, 92 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 5805x

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Generoso (2008/12/5)

PMLP21111-BraWV, S. 64.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1861]. Plate 6202.

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Color scan, digital watermark.

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 Frontmatter (scan) (Preview)
#242286 - 0.43MB, 4 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 571x

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piupianissimo (2012/7/14)

 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#242287 - 7.57MB, 44 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V*/V*/V* - 4107x

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piupianissimo (2012/7/14)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 7 Breitkopf JB 17 Op 18.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 7:
Kammermusik für Streichinstrumente

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 17.

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Parts

 Violin 1
#34362 - 0.89MB, 13 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 6183x

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 Violin 2
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 Viola 1
#34364 - 0.79MB, 12 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 4327x

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 Viola 2
#34365 - 0.76MB, 12 pp. -  3.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 3143x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Cello 1
#34366 - 0.74MB, 12 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 4181x

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 Cello 2
#34367 - 0.71MB, 12 pp. -  4.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 3362x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

PMLP21111-Brahms - Sextet Op18 in Bflat violin1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Jacques Maho, n.d.(ca.1871). Plate J. 968 M.

Reprinted:

Paris: J. Hamelle, n.d.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Violin 1
#08733 - 0.73MB, 12 pp. -  7.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 2470x

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gtartini (2007/6/25)

 Violin 2
#08734 - 0.91MB, 12 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1608x

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 Viola 1
#08735 - 0.76MB, 12 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1820x

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 Viola 2
#08736 - 0.81MB, 12 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1416x

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 Cello 1
#08737 - 0.78MB, 12 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 1754x

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 Cello 2
#08738 - 0.75MB, 12 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1585x

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gtartini (2007/6/25)

Brahms op 18 violin 1.pdf
Editor:

Gewandhaus Quartet

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.3906A, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate 10382.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, No.3252, n.d.(after 1933).

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 Complete Parts (EU)
#299819 - 9.49MB, 131 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/23/V - 284x

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Cypressdome (2013/10/18)

TN-JBrahms String Sextet No.1, Op.18 OSchnirlin.jpg
Editor:

Ossip Schnirlin (1874–1939)

Engraver:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, Ed. 603, 1927. Plate 14987.

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Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. USA copyright status: Renewal R146364 (1955)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

See also Theme and Variations in D minor (1860)
For 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns (Patterson)

 Complete Score
#237598 - 1.04MB, 52 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 374x

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 Oboe 1
#237599 - 0.17MB, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 147x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Oboe 2
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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Clarinet 1 in B
#237601 - 0.22MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 138x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Clarinet 2 in B
#237602 - 0.21MB, 16 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 113x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Bassoon 1
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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Bassoon 2
#237604 - 0.16MB, 12 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 112x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

 Horn 1 in B/F/D (also transposed in F)
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 Horn 2 in B/F/D/C (also transposed in F)
#237606 - 0.63MB, 24 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 130x

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rpatters1 (2012/6/24)

PMLP21111-BrahmsOp18Winds - Score.pdf
Arranger:

Robert G. Patterson

Publisher Info.:

Great River Music (ASCAP)

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Performance Restricted Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 1.0 [tag/del]

© COPYRIGHT NOTICE. THIS FILE IS PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT LAW.
However, the lawful copyright owner has generously released the file for distribution at IMSLP under one of the Creative Commons licenses or the IMSLP Performance Restricted License, which allow for the free distribution (with proper attribution) of the file with various levels of restriction with respect to the creation of derivative works, commercial usage, or public performances.

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For Piano Trio (Kirchner)

 I. Allegro ma non troppo
#08726 - 1.09MB, 18 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 821x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

 II. Andante ma moderato
#08727 - 0.62MB, 10 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 741x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

 III. Scherzo
#08728 - 0.37MB, 6 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 368x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

 IV. Rondo
#08729 - 1.15MB, 18 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 362x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

 Violin Part
#08730 - 0.69MB, 11 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 483x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

 Cello Part
#08731 - 0.62MB, 11 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 492x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/6/25)

Brahms-Kirchner-Op18-1-Allegro-ma-non-troppo.pdf
Arranger:

Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1883]. Plate 8332.
(Later printing, post-1950)

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

 I. Allegro ma non troppo
#107493 - 25.36MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 372x

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 II. Andante ma moderato
#107494 - 10.54MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 420x

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TN-JBrahms String Sextet No.1, Op.18 arr piano 4hands ms.jpg
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Composer's manuscript (holograph), n.d.(ca.1860–1861).

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 Complete Score
#71365 - 3.11MB, 47 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 955x

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Ralph Theo Misch (2010/7/15)

PMLP21111-Brahms, String-Sextet No.1, Op.18, Arr. Pno4h.pdf
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Composer

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1861]. Plate 6200.

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For Piano solo (Keller)

 Complete Score
#18648 - 3.71MB, 31 pp. -  4.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1734x

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Caprotti (2008/7/12)

Brahms - 018 - Sextet Bb (2H Keller).pdf
Arranger:

Robert Keller (1828-1891)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1889]. Plate 9096.

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General Information

Work Title String Sextet No.1 in B major
Alternative Title Sextett Nr.1 B-dur ; Sextett B-dur
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.18
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Allegro ma non troppo (B major)
II. Andante ma moderato (D minor)
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto (F major)
IV. Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso (B major)
Year/Date of Composition 1859–60
First Performance 1860-10-20
Hanover, Saal des Museums:
Joseph Joachim, Theodor Eyertt (violins)
Karl Eyertt, [Herr] Prell (violas)
August Lindner, Karl Herner (cellos)
First Publication 1861 (December) - Bonn: N. Simrock
  • Score – Plate 6202, 91 pages
  • Parts – Plate 6201, 6 parts
  • Piano 4-hands – Plate 6200, 47 pages
Average Duration 37 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos
External Links Wikipedia article
KDH Listening Guide


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Version History

  • Composed for string sextet, 1859–60
  • Arranged for piano 4 hands by Brahms, ca.1861.
  • The second movement was arranged by Brahms in 1860 for solo piano as an independent work entitled Theme and Variations in D minor
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