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Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Hahn

The Aris Quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Alessandro Fisher sings Tosti and Hahn, and Katharina Konradi sings Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn.

New Generation Artists: first BBC recordings from three of the six newest musicians on the programme.
The Aris Quartet have built quite a following in their native Germany for their interpretations of Beethoven so this recording made last month should be something very special. Meanwhile British tenor, Alessandro Fisher, brings his linguistic skill and a touch of old world charm to Hahn's catching songs in Venetian dialect and Katharina Konradi, born in Kyrgyzstan but long-resident in Germany, combines a touching beauty and poignancy in the music of Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov.
Presented by Kate Molleson.

Rachmaninov Oh never sing to me again op.4/4
Katharina Konradi (soprano), Erik Schneider (piano)

Mendelssohn Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op.34/2, Suleika op.34/4 and Venetianisches Gondellied op.57/5
Katharina Konradi (soprano), Erik Schneider (piano)

Beethoven String Quartet No. 8, in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Aris Quartet

Paolo Tosti A vucchella
Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Gary Matthewman (piano)

Hahn Venezia
Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Gary Matthewman (piano)

1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Oh never sing to me again, Op.4 no.4

    Performer: Eric Schneider. Singer: Katharina Konradi.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op.34/2

    Performer: Eric Schneider. Singer: Katharina Konradi.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in E minor Op 59 No 2

    Ensemble: Aris Quartet.
  • Claude Debussy

    Beau Soir

    Performer: Anastasia Kobekina. Performer: Jean-Selim Abdelmoula.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • Paolo Tosti

    A vucchella

    Performer: Gary Matthewman. Singer: Alessandro Fisher.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Venezia

    Performer: Gary Matthewman. Singer: Alessandro Fisher.
  • Franz Schubert

    Das Rosenband

    Performer: Eric Schneider. Singer: Katharina Konradi.

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