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The perennially beloved complete string quintets and sextets of Johannes Brahms, performed by the Alexander String Quartet with their cherished and beloved collaborators, violist Toby Appel and cellist David Requiro. These new recordings were produced by multi-Grammy® winner Judith Sherman in February 2013. Gorgeous and warmly blended, beautifully balanced sound are the dependable hallmarks of this stunning combination.
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