String Sextet, Op.38 (David, Ferdinand)




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Performer Pages Steve's Bedroom Band (String Sextet)
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1861]. Plate 10198.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.6201, n.d.[1996-2010].
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General Information

Work Title String Sextet
Alternative. Title
Composer David, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.38
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 24
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements.
  1. Molto allegro ed espressivo ( = 96)
  2. Adagio, ma non troppo ( = 58. E major)
  3. Allegretto grazioso e vivace ( = 132. C major) - Tranquillo - Adagio - Presto
  4. Finale. Molto allegro agitato ed appassionato ( = 144. G minor)
First Performance. 1860?
First Publication. 1861
Dedication Karl Alexander of Saxony
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 violins, viola, 2 cellos

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A notice January 1 1861 from Leipzig in The Athenaeum, no.1732, 5 January 1861, page 23, gives a positive review to performances of both this and Brahms’s 1st sextet at the Gewandhaus concerts (and notes a performance of Jadassohn’s 1st symphony also, among other works, during the preceding season.) So premiered not later than, say, December 1860.