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Brahms: Complete String Sextets


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97715  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel SchmidtRoland Glassl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mandelring String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the two quintets, the extended Mandelring Quartet now presents the two string sextets by Johannes Brahms. This recording completes the Audite series of Brahms' Chamber Music for Strings with the Mandelring Quartet. As in the quintets, the ensemble is joined by its long-standing former violist, Roland Glassl, for the second viola part. The second cello part is played by the renowned cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. In Brahms' oeuvre, the sextets broke new ground. Their dark hues and their inclination towards symphonic sonorities are often accentuated. In this recording, the lyrical moments as well as Brahms' masterfully transparent, seemingly three-dimensional writing, and thus the works' inner contrasts, are also emphasized. Following the two quintets, the extended Mandelring Quartet now presents the two string sextets by Johannes Brahms. This recording completes the Audite series of Brahms' Chamber Music for Strings with the Mandelring Quartet. As in the quintets, the ensemble is joined by its long-standing former violist, Roland Glassl, for the second viola part. The second cello part is played by the renowned cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. In Brahms' oeuvre, the sextets broke new ground. Their dark hues and their inclination towards symphonic sonorities are often accentuated. In this recording, the lyrical moments as well as Brahms' masterfully transparent, seemingly three-dimensional writing, and thus the works' inner contrasts, are also emphasized. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (Cello), Roland Glassl (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mandelring String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Germany 
2.
Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (Cello), Roland Glassl (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mandelring String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864-1865; Austria 

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