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Brahms Makes a Vulcan Cry

Brahms Makes a Vulcan Cry

By Avery Hsieh
The first time I heard the Brahms Sextet No. 1 was not in concert, but in a sci-fi TV show. Star Trek: The Next Generation had been a show that I watched with my dad frequently while growing up and I encountered the Brahms Sextet 2nd movement through episode 23 of season 3 titled “Sarek.” Set in the future…

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An Exploration of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major

An Exploration of Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major

By Michael Gu
Over the past nine years of my musical career, chamber music has always played a role. My first chamber music experience was performing Haydn Piano Trio No. 39, however, my favorite chamber music piece is the Haydn “Sunrise” Quartet (although it doesn’t…

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