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Brahms at The Commons | String Quartet

Take a journey by listening to Brahms’s Second String Quartet, in which melancholy restlessness, stormy dissonances, flowing melodic lines, and vivacious dance rhythms are all found in abundance. It is a mature work from a composer fully in control; Brahms wrote and destroyed 20 string quartets before allowing the two forming his Opus 51 to be published, and his demanding perfectionism shines through.