Two years after their last CD, the Aris Quartett focuses on Johannes Brahms with their fifth production.
Included are two key works of the chamber music literature of the 19th century: The String Quartet in C minor, dating from the early period of maturity, is characterized by how the composer dealt with personal losses and how he overcame great doubts. The Clarinet Quintet is one of Brahms' last works ever. A swan song to his oeuvre, perhaps even to Romanticism in general.
Chamber music partner of the quartet is the clarinettist Thorsten Johanns.
The recording is a co-production of Deutschlandfunk and BBC Radio 3 and will be released by Genuin Classics.
In the coming weeks we are looking forward to some special concert debuts at home and abroad:
- March 12th: Barcelona, L Áuditori
- March 13th: Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
- March 19th: Paris, Auditorium d´Louvre
- March 26th: Vienna, Musikverein
- April 22nd: Bremen, "Die Glocke"
- April 28th: Basel, "Paul Sacher Foundation"
- May 18th: London, Wigmore Hall
UPDATE: Due to corona virus many concerts have been cancelled. Please check out our concert calendar for more information!
The Aris Quartett is this year's winner of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award of 30.000 £
The Award is given to recipients for the purpose of advancing their musical careers across a wide range of projects.The Trust also offers advice and practical support alongside the financial
endowments to the selected musicians.
„We are deeply honored, very happy and thankful for this huge appreciation!!" (C. Vinzens, violist)
Proud to be part of the latest Cover CD of the BBC Music Magazine-
we hope you enjoy our performance of Mozart's String Quartet in B flat, K458 "Hunt"!
International recognition for the Frankfurt ensemble
The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) has selected the Aris Quartett as Rising Stars for the 2020/2021 concert season.
Having already been named BBC New Generation Artists, the Rising Stars distinction represents a further international honor for their remarkable artistic achievements. The recommendation for selecting the Aris Quartet as Rising Stars came from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) brings together many of Europe’s major concert halls into an active network, one of whose tasks is to support young musicians at the international elite level. The selected artists are given the opportunity to perform in Europe’s leading concert halls.
The ECHO Rising Stars program has existed since 1995 and has helped launch the international careers of many stars over the years. “The focus of the program is on musical excellence; the artists presented as part of the program are the best in their fields and are hand-picked by the Artistic Directors of our member concert halls,” says Andrew Manning, the Secretary General of the European Concert Hall Organisation. During their tours, the Rising Stars are involved in numerous cultural projects in the cities and regions of the ECHO network.
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