Piano Sextet No.2, Op.85 (Bertini, Henri)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Lemoine, n.d.(ca.1834). Plate 1473 HL.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Lemoine, n.d.(ca.1834). Plate 1473 HL.
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Work Title Piano Sextet No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Bertini, Henri
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.85
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 28
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Marche Funèbre 29 Juillet. Andante quasi allegretto. (C minor)
  3. Menuet. Presto (G minor)
  4. Finale. Presto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1833
First Publication. 1834
Dedication J. B. Cramer (Johann Baptist Cramer perhaps)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, piano

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A performance of a sextet of Bertini's (this one? no.1?) was praised (the performance, at least) in the Gazette musicale (Concerts de la Salle Chantereine, p.107) of 29 March 1835 (it took place a week prior), probably a year after the publication of this work.

Biography of Bertini in the early 1835 edition of Fétis lists 3 sextets. So unless one or more was lost (quite possible of course), one guesses at least composed by 1835 (in 1833, actually- later edit). As it says 3 Sextets (Lemoine) this suggests that it's counting only published works, and the Lemoine plate does seem to corroborate. - Schissel

According to Beyls, "Marche Funèbre 29 Juillet" refers to the last day of the Revolution of 1830 (see e.g. July Revolution.)

Published by Breitkopf und Härtel in 1839 (see Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1839), p.67).