Philharmonic String Quartet: Music of remembrance

As a female composer in the 19th century, Fanny Hensel could not hope for acclaim. Yet her E-flat major quartet impressively demonstrates her extraordinary talent. It is played here by the Philharmonic String Quartet, a young generation of the Berliner Philharmoniker, together with her brother Felix Mendelssohn’s Sixth Quartet in which he commemorated his beloved sister Fanny Hensel who died at an early age. A sense of mourning also characterises the works of Puccini and Barber.

Philharmonic String Quartet

Dorian Xhoxhi

Johanna Pichlmair

Naoko Shimizu

Christoph Heesch

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Giacomo Puccini composer
Dorian Xhoxhi violin
Johanna Pichlmair violin
Naoko Shimizu viola
Fanny Hensel composer
Samuel Barber composer
Felix Mendelssohn composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composer

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