Apollon Musagete Quartet
Continuing Radio 3's summer series featuring members of the BBC's New Generation Artists scheme. Now in its 14th year, the NGA scheme is a showcase for young artists who are beginning to make a mark on the national and international music scene. The scheme offers them unique opportunities to develop their talents, including concerts in London and around the UK, appearances and recordings with the BBC orchestras, and special studio recordings for Radio 3.
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
Tonight, just one work: Gorecki's first String Quartet, Op 62. Subtitled 'Already it is dusk', the work takes as its inspiration a motet by the Polish Renaissance composer Waclaw z Szamotul, intended as a prayer for children going to sleep.
Gorecki: String Quartet No 1, Op 62 'Already it is dusk'
Apollon Musagète Quartet.