The multi-prize-winning Aris Quartet joins the Rising Stars series on STAGE+ with a programme of music by the siblings Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel. First comes Hensel's sparkling Quartet in E flat of 1834 – a work that likely languished unperformed until it was finally published in 1989 and revealed as an important work of musical romanticism. Mendelssohn, meanwhile, composed his dramatic final quartet in 1847 in response to his sister's sudden death – and died himself only a few months later. To complete the programme, the Aris Quartet perform a sparkling string quartet arrangement of Mendelssohn's Song without Words Op. 102 No. 3.
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It was a very special honour to be guests on the BBC TV 4 programme "New Generation Artists Presents" this spring.
The show was broadcast from the historic Coal Exchange in Cardiff/Wales on May 01st.
You can hear the last two movements of Felix Mendelssohn's famous String Quartet in F minor op.80.
Listen to our performance here!