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Kevin Sun plays Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9 (excerpt)
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Kevin Sun plays Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9 (excerpt)

In May 1854, Clara Schumann gave birth to her seventh child with her husband Robert, who was at the time an inmate at an insane asylum near Bonn. She was not permitted to visit him, so her only source of solace and companionship during her recovery was the young Brahms. As a gift, he began to bring her variations on Schumann’s Albumblatt in F sharp minor from the Bunte Blätter, a piece which Clara herself had used as the basis for a set of variations (her Op.

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René Jenkins, Ceremonial Sound Practitioner

René Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist, ceremonial sound practitioner, speaker, teacher and professional musician for over 25 years playing trombone, piano, and ancient indigenous instruments. Versed in many styles of music from big band jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, salsa, brass ensembles and pit orchestras, René has backed many established artists in the industry such as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, the Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Joe Williams, Jah Levi & Gregg Allman, to name a few.

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) Harmnonica and Pipe Organ
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Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) Harmnonica and Pipe Organ

Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes
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Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes
Performed by The Farallon Quintet, Oct. 16, 2013

Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op. 99 (Adagio affettuoso)
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Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op. 99 (Adagio affettuoso)
Susan Lamb Cook, Cello; Natsuki Fukasawa, Piano

Celist Susan Lamb Cook and Pianist Natsuki Fukasawa play the “Adagio affettuoso” movement from Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op. 99.  Excerpted from the May 30, 2012 Music At Noon concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, California.

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