String Sextet No.2, Op.36 (Brahms, Johannes)

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 Complete Performance
#73535 - 38.14MB - 41:39 -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/!N - 2378x

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Carolus (2010/8/2)

Performer Pages:

Borromeo String Quartet (String Quartet)

Performers:

with Liz Freivogel, viola and Daniel McDonough, cello

Publisher Info.:

Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Copyright:

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

Misc. Notes:

Recorded 2007

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Full Scores

 Complete Score (color)
#22989 - 23.69MB, 95 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 4705x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/12)

 Complete Score (monochrome)
#109514 - 6.23MB, 93 pp. -  4.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15) - V/V/V - 4909x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/16)

TN-JBrahms String Sextet No.2, Op.36.jpg
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6474.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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File #22989: Colour scan with digital watermark. File #109514: Original scans: 300dpi, grayscale jpg2000 files approximately 2000 by 3200 pixels. Deskewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#242291 - 8.45MB, 50 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V*/V*/V* - 4164x

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piupianissimo (2012/7/14)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 7 Breitkopf JB 18 Op 36.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 7:
Kammermusik für Streichinstrumente
(pp.45-94)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 18.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning)

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Parts

 Violin 1
#189814 - 1.29MB, 12 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 2347x

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VAGeek (2012/3/17)

 Violin 2
#189815 - 1.19MB, 12 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1296x

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VAGeek (2012/3/17)

 Viola 1
#189816 - 1.21MB, 12 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1503x

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 Viola 2
#189817 - 1.05MB, 11 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1357x

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VAGeek (2012/3/17)

 Cello 1
#189818 - 1.05MB, 12 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1541x

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 Cello 2
#189819 - 1.17MB, 13 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1270x

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VAGeek (2012/3/17)

SIBLEY1802.18192.17b0-39087009259922violin1.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6473.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Violin 1
#34369 - 0.98MB, 13 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2042x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Violin 2
#34370 - 0.79MB, 12 pp. -  8.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1189x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Viola 1
#34371 - 0.83MB, 12 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1293x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Viola 2
#34372 - 0.71MB, 11 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1216x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Cello 1
#34373 - 0.69MB, 11 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 1491x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

 Cello 2
#34374 - 0.64MB, 11 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1195x

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Generoso (2009/7/8)

PMLP15795-Brahms - Sextet Op36 in G violin1.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Paris: Jacques Maho, n.d.[1871]. Plate J. 971 M.

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Paris: J. Hamelle, n.d.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Violin 1
#06523 - 0.95MB, 14 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - V*/V*/V* - 1556x

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Gtartini (2007/5/27)

 Violin 2
#06525 - 0.85MB, 14 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V*/V*/V* - 1074x

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Gtartini (2007/5/27)

 Viola 1
#06526 - 0.89MB, 14 pp. -  9.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V*/V*/V* - 1090x

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Gtartini (2007/5/27)

 Viola 2
#06527 - 0.76MB, 13 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V*/V*/V* - 1014x

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Gtartini (2007/5/27)

 Cello 1
#06528 - 0.74MB, 12 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 1253x

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 Cello 2
#06530 - 0.68MB, 12 pp. -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V*/V*/V* - 1186x

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Gtartini (2007/5/27)

Brahms op 36 violin 1.pdf
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, (1927). Plate 29819.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano Trio (Kirchner)

 I. Allegro non troppo
#09263 - 1.58MB, 23 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 477x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/7/2)

 II. Scherzo
#09264 - 0.93MB, 14 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 268x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/7/2)

 III. Poco Adagio
#09265 - 0.54MB, 7 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 265x

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 IV. Poco Allegro
#09266 - 2.30MB, 16 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 251x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/7/2)

 Violin part
#09267 - 0.84MB, 12 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 285x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/7/2)

 Cello part
#09268 - 0.77MB, 12 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 247x

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Josh Mitteldorf (2007/7/2)

Brahms-Kirchner-Op36-1-Allegro no troppo.pdf
Arranger:

Theodor Kirchner (1823–1903)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1883]. Plate 8333.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Kirchner's arrangement was made with Brahms' approval.

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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

 I. Allegro non troppo
#108442 - 38.82MB, 18 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 276x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/7)

 II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
#108444 - 19.26MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 128x

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 III. Poco Adagio
#108445 - 14.08MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 136x

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 IV. Poco Allegro
#108447 - 25.09MB, 11 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 133x

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Cypressdome (2011/7/7)

TN-JBrahms String Sextet No.2, Op.36 arr ms.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Composer's manuscript (holograph), July, 1866.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

First page of second movement contains the last few measures of the first movement. Original scans: 400dpi, color tif files approximately 5700 by 4200 pixels.

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 Complete Score
#22857 - 2.37MB, 52 pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 581x

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Aldona Jones (2008/10/9)

PMLP15795-Brahms Sextet Op36 piano 4hands.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1866]. Plate 6475.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Klengel)

 Complete Score
#18650 - 3.69MB, 35 pp. -  2.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 791x

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Caprotti (2008/7/12)

Brahms - 036 - Sextet G (2H Klengel) new.pdf
Arranger:

Paul Klengel (1854–1935)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.[1898]. Plate 11077.

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General Information

Work Title String Sextet No.2
Alternative Title Streich-Sextett Nr.2
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.36
Key G major
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo
III. Poco Adagio
IV. Poco Allegro
Year/Date of Composition 1864–65
First Performance 1866-10-11 in Boston. Concert of the Mendelssohn Quintet Club.
William Schultze, Karl Hamm, Thomas Ryan, Eduard Heindl, Rudolph Hennig, Alexander Heindl
First Publication 1866 (April) – Bonn: N. Simrock
Parts – Plate 6473
Full score – Plate 6474
Piano 4-hands – Plate 6475
Average Duration 39 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos
External Links Wikipedia article
KDH Listening Guide


Misc. Comments

  • First European performance took place on 1866-11-20 in Zürich, Erste Quartett Soiree des Orchestervereins, Großer Saal des Kasinos. Performers: Friedrich Hegar, Nordmann, Kahl, Geisser, Spiegel, and Kriebel.

Version History

  • Composed for string sextet, 1864–65
  • Arranged for piano 4 hands by Brahms, 1865–66?


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