String Sextet, Op.140 (Spohr, Louis)



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6 more: Violin 1 • Violin 2 • Viola 1 • Viola 2 • Cello 1 • Cello 2

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Theo Wyatt and Kitty Wyatt
Publisher. Info. Kassel: Carl Luckhardt, n.d.[1850]. Plate 152.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.6016, n.d.[1996-2010].
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.140
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 118
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1848 March to April
First Publication. 1850 – Kassel: F.E.C. Leuckart
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos
Discography All Music Guide
External Links RISM 455000777 (partial autograph)

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Specific composition date from Brown (2006), Louis Spohr: A Critical Biography, page 309. However, the composer entered it into his own worklist as "Written in March and April at the time of the glorious People's Revolution towards the Rebirth of Germany's Freedom, Unity and Greatness." (this was the Year of Revolutions 1848 after all.) so reference to Brown on this point unnecessary :) (Schissel)
Publication date 1850 from HMB.

According to the posthumously written part of Spohr's autobiography (p.292) - "In 1848, shortly after the outbreak of the disturbances in France, Spohr, somewhat under the influence of ideas of liberty, &c., composed his sextet for two violins, two viols and two violincellos (Op. 140, published by C. Luckhardt of Cassel), on making entry of which in the list of his compositions, he appended the words: “Written in March and April, at the time of the glorious revolution of the peoples for the liberty, unity and grandeur of Germany.”