Piano Sextet (Mendelssohn)

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Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Sextet in D major, Op. 110, for piano, violin, two violas, cello, and double bass was composed in May 1824.


The work has four movements:

  1. Allegro vivace (D major, 4/4)
  2. Adagio (F-sharp major, 3/4)
  3. Menuetto (D minor, 6/8 - trio in F major)
  4. Allegro vivace (D major, 4/4 - final section, reprising the minuet, is surprisingly in D minor but nevertheless ends with a long Picardy third)

A typical performance lasts 30 minutes.

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