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

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For String Sextet (Brahms)

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Performers Riverside Wind Consort
Saundra D'Amato, Joey Salvalaggio, oboe
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Performers Sally McLain, violin
David Teie, cello
Carl Banner, piano
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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript (holograph), 1860.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1862] (1861?). Plate 6202.
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Editor Hans Gál (1890-1987)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 7:
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 17.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Jacques Maho, n.d.(ca.1871). Plate J. 968 M.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.3906A, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate 10382.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, No.3252, n.d.(1933).
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Editor Ossip Schnirlin (1874–1939)
Engraver Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, Ed. 603, 1927. Plate 14987.
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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)

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Arranger Robert G. Patterson
Publisher. Info. Great River Music (ASCAP)
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For Piano Trio (Kirchner)

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Arranger Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1883]. Plate 8332.
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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1861]. Plate 6200.
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For Piano solo (Keller)

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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 NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859–60
First Performance. 1860-10-20 in 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 DurationAvg. Duration 37 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
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
See Also
List of Compositions Featuring the Cello