String Octet, Op.3 (Herrmann, Gottfried)

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Engraver Leipzig: Oscar Brandstetter
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1864]. Plate 3939.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.8101, n.d.[1996-2010].
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General Information

Work Title String Octet
Alternative. Title Octett f. d. Violinen, 2 Altos, Vcllo u. Cb.
Composer Herrmann, Gottfried
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 1
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Allegro brillante ma non troppo
  2. Andante espressivo, serioso e marcato (G major)
  3. (Serenade.) Scherzo vivo e leggiero. (B minor)
  4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
First Performance. 1862 December?
First Publication. 1864?
Dedication Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 4 violins, 2 violas, cello, contrabass

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The work is mentioned in the 1863 January 21 Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, page 75, concerning a 1862 December 17 concert; though apparently not published until sometime in 1864.