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String Sextet No. 2 Op. 36

in G Major Piano

Brahms's First String Sextet became very popular after its publication in 1861, yet his publisher Simrock still hesitated when the composer offered him a second such work in 1865, in the same cheerful mood. So Brahms made overtures to other publishers, but thenSimrock finally agreed to take it on. The critics were initially rather sceptical towards this Sextet op. 36, but Brahms's friends thoroughly approved of it. Clara Schumann praised its accomplished motivic work, while others enthused about its magical sound colours. This practical edition by Katrin Eich, based on the Brahms Complete Edition, now offers performers the opportunity to form their own opinion, whether in performance or by perusing our study edition. The parts include player-friendly cue notes and have excellent page-turns.

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Catalog Number 51481083 / HN1083
Publisher Henle Urtext Edition
Instrument Piano
Series Henle Music Folios
Size .00x.00
Weight 8.1 oz