Brahms: String Sextets – WDR Chamber Players

February 25, 2020, 9:00 am

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After their acclaimed Brahms String Quintets recording, the WDR Chamber Players now present the composer’s string sextets. Brahms wrote his two sextets at the beginning of his career, partly as a way to evade the “Ghost of Beethoven” haunting the string quartet, but also as the ideal genre to realize a typically Brahmsian sound: full, “orchestral,” and rich in harmonies. The WDR Chamber Players – who are all members of the WDR Symphony Orchestra – are ideal interpreters of this repertoire, combining chamber-musical intimacy with “symphonic” depth.