It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
⇒ 5 more: Violin 2 • Viola 1 • Viola 2 • Cello 1 • Cello 2
|Work Title||String Sextet|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.5|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IHB 3|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1901|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||35–40 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos|
A notice in the Athenaeum in a October 1913 issue (p.354) notes that "on the 19th inst." Børresen's sextet, a relatively new work to English audiences, will be performed in a concert with Sinding's piano quintet.
(Does anyone have any information on the world premiere? As to dedication a volume of Grieg's letters ("Letters to Colleagues and Friends") contains a letter dated Christiania, November 16, 1903, Hotel Westminster beginning "Dear Mr. Borresen! Thank you so much for your sextet! ' When I received it I was sick...")