“Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” And of making many string quartets there also is no end. But much listening to new ones can be a balm to the soul. Well, not quite a newly made quartet, for the Aris Quartett was founded in 2009. But they counted as BBC New Generation Artists as recently as 2018–2020.
Here they are playing Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F major Op. 18/1, in Madrid three years ago. This is, I think, extraordinarily good. [29 mins]