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Brahms: String Sextets

Brahms: String Sextets

Artist
Tabea Zimmermann
Jean-Guihen Queyras
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Genre(s)
Classical
Code
ALPHA792
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  • String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: I. Allegro ma non troppo
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: I. Allegro ma non troppo

    14:45
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  • String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: II. Andante ma moderato
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: II. Andante ma moderato

    09:32
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  • String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto

    03:10
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  • String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: IV. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18: IV. Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso

    10:01
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  • String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: I. Allegro non troppo
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: I. Allegro non troppo

    13:55
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  • String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo — Presto giocoso
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo — Presto giocoso

    07:25
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  • String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: III. Poco adagio
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: III. Poco adagio

    08:23
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  • String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: IV. Poco allegro
    Composer(s) Johannes Brahms
    Artist(s) Jean-Guihen Queyras Tabea Zimmermann Belcea Quartet

    String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36: IV. Poco allegro

    08:04
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Total running time: 75 minutes.

    Album information

    The award-winning Belcea Quartet are joined by Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen Queyras to perform two masterpieces of the chamber music repertory.

    Brahms was one of the first composers to write for pairs of violins, violas and cellos, blazing the trail for Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Korngold and Schoenberg. His two sextets are early works, composed in 1860 and 1865 respectively. Brahms wrote to his publisher that the second was in ‘the same joyful vein’ as the first. Yet the composer’s life was sombre at this time: his mother died suddenly and his romantic relationship with the soprano Agathe von Siebold ended in failure; indeed, the first movement of the sextet opens with a viola motif on the notes A-G-A-D-B-E (AGADHE in German notation).

    The Belcea Quartet performed these works in a concert tour to some of Europe’s major venues, and called in their friends Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen Queyras for this recording. The continued popularity of the two sextets is demonstrated by their highly estimable discography; an ilustrious lineage which is carried on today by the Belcea Quartet.