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Thursday, January 02, 2020

Brahms - "String Sextet No. 1 (Janine Jansen & Friends)" [Classical]

String Sextet No. 1 (Janine Jansen & Friends)

"String Sextet No. 1 (Janine Jansen & Friends)" music video by Brahms
Added: 02-01-2020
Genre : Classical
Description : Brahms: String Sextet, Op. 18 - Janine Jansen & Friends - International Chamber Music Festival HD

Violinists Janine Jansen and Boris Brovtsyn, violists Amihai Grosz and Gareth Lubbe and cellists Jens Peter Maintz and Torleif Thedéen perform the 'String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18' by Johannes Brahms during the closing concert of the International Chamber Music Festival 2019 in Utrecht.

On the musical programme:
Johannes Brahms - The String Sextet No. 1 in B major, Op. 18

The musicians:
Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn [violin]
Amihai Grosz, Gareth Lubbe [viola]
Jens Peter Maintz, Torleif Thedéen [cello]

Recording: Monday the 30th of December 2019, live in Tivolivredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


The String Sextet No. 1 in Bb major, Op. 18, was composed in 1860 by Johannes Brahms and premiered in Hanover by an ensemble led by Joseph Joachim. It was published in 1862 by the firm of Fritz Simrock.

The sextet is scored for two violins, two violas, and two cellos.

The sextet has four movements:

Allegro ma non troppo, in 3/4 time
Andante, ma moderato, in D minor and 2/4 time (and in variation form)
Scherzo: Allegro molto in F major and 3/4, with a central Animato trio section
Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso, in 2/4

The outlines of the main themes of the first movement and finale are similar (the first four notes of the cello theme of the first movement are almost identical with those of notes two to five of the finale, and there are other similarities more easily heard).

In the same year of its composition, Brahms transcribed the second movement for solo piano, dedicating the arrangement to Clara Schumann.

Tags : 2019, 10s, Brahms