. Composed between 1864-1865, when Brahms was around 31-32 years old. Published in 1866, when Brahms was around 33. ">
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Johannes  Brahms

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Nationality: German
Born: May 7, 1833, Hamburg
Died: April 3, 1897, Vienna (age 63)
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String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36, "Agathe"

(for 2 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos)
13:40
I. Allegro non troppo
7:37
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
9:18
III. Poco adagio
8:41
IV. Poco allegro
Duration: 40 minutes (approximately) - hide movement times
Composed: between 1864-1865 (age 31-32)
First performance: October 11, 1866. Boston. Concert of the Mendelssohn Quintet Club
Published: 1866 (age 32-33), April. Bonn: N. Simrock
Note: According to Brahms' biographer Karl Geiringer, it conceals a reference to the first name of Agathe von Siebold (with whom he was infatuated at the time) in the first movement, bars 162–168, with the notes a-g-a-h-e.
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9 recordings, 30 videos
14:40
Music@Menlo
I. Allegro non troppo
7:37
Music@Menlo
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
8:41
Music@Menlo
III. Poco adagio
9:08
Music@Menlo
IV. Poco allegro
12:12
Berlin Philharmonic Octet
I. Allegro non troppo
6:21
Berlin Philharmonic Octet
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
8:13
Berlin Philharmonic Octet
III. Poco adagio
7:02
Berlin Philharmonic Octet
IV. Poco allegro
33:33
Berlin Philharmonic Octet (complete)
11:05
Carmignola, et. al.
I. Allegro non troppo
8:08
Carmignola, et. al.
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
9:39
Carmignola, et. al.
III. Poco adagio
9:01
Carmignola, et. al.
IV. Poco allegro
49:02
La Jolla Music Society: SummerFest 2007
16:28
Marlboro Recording Society
I. Allegro non troppo
8:30
Marlboro Recording Society
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
12:11
Marlboro Recording Society
III. Poco adagio
8:41
Marlboro Recording Society
IV. Poco allegro
14:09
Nash Ensemble
I. Allegro non troppo
7:03
Nash Ensemble
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
8:54
Nash Ensemble
III. Poco adagio
8:12
Nash Ensemble
IV. Poco allegro
14:13
Quatuor Sine Nomine, et. al.
I. Allegro non troppo
7:30
Quatuor Sine Nomine, et. al.
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
9:15
Quatuor Sine Nomine, et. al.
III. Poco adagio
8:42
Quatuor Sine Nomine, et. al.
IV. Poco allegro
14:08
Renaud Capuçon, et. al.
I. Allegro non troppo
7:19
Renaud Capuçon, et. al.
II. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso
8:55
Renaud Capuçon, et. al.
III. Poco adagio
9:12
Renaud Capuçon, et. al.
IV. Poco allegro
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