Sextet |
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Sextet |

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German Sextett, from lat. sextus – sixth; ital. sestetto, French sextuor sextet

1) Music. a work for 6 performers-instrumentalists or vocalists, in the opera – for 6 actors with orc. accompaniment (S. from the 2nd d. “Don Juan”). Tool S. usually represent a complete sonata-symphony. cycle. The most common are stringed S., the earliest example of which belongs to L. Boccherini. Among their authors are I. Brahms (op. 18 and 36), A. Dvorak (op. 48), P. I. Tchaikovsky (“Memories of Florence”). String instruments were also created in the 20th century. (“Enlightened Night” by Schoenberg). Often sextets are also written for the spirit. tools, the composition of which may be different. For example, the suite “Youth” by L. Janacek is intended for flute (with a replacement for a piccolo flute), oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn and bassoon. Less common are other compositions, of which FP should be specially mentioned. S. (sample – op. 110 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy). Sextets of mixed composition, including strings. and spirit. instruments, approach the genres of divertissement and instr. serenades.

2) Ensemble of 6 performers intended to perform Op. in the genre of S. Strings. S. occasionally occur as stable, permanent associations, other compositions are usually specially assembled for the performance of k.-l. def. essays.

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