String Sextet, H.224 (Martinů, Bohuslav)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition ?
Publisher. Info. New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1948.
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title
Composer Martinů, Bohuslav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.224
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBM 70
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Lento - Allegro poco moderato
  2. Andantino – Allegro scherzando – Tempo 1
  3. Allegretto poco moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1932 May
First Performance. 1933 April 25, Washington DC
W. Kroll, N.(icolai?) Bere(n?)zowsky, L. Barzin, O. Saltikov, M. Prinz, O. Giskin
First Publication. 1948
Dedication To Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos (plus bass for orchestral version (premiered 1959))
External Links Hyperion Records
Wikipedia article (French)

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Hyperion claims a publication date of 1947, Worldcat gives ©1948 for several different name variations .

Names of premiere performers from Hyperion notes + Simon's Research and Information Guide page 37 (N. Berenzowsky looks like Nikolai Berezowsky misspelt?)...