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Proms 2015 Proms Chamber Music 3: Webern, Colin Matthews & Beethoven

Proms Chamber Music 3
Proms Chamber Music 3: Webern, Colin Matthews & Beethoven
13:00 Mon 3 Aug 2015 Cadogan Hall
One of today’s most exciting young string ensembles, the Apollon Musagète Quartet, performs a varied programme including music by Beethoven and a UK premiere by Colin Matthews.
One of today’s most exciting young string ensembles, the Apollon Musagète Quartet, performs a varied programme including music by Beethoven and a UK premiere by Colin Matthews.

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The Apollon Musagète Quartet – former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists and eloquent champions of contemporary music – makes its Proms debut, bringing the European premiere of the Fifth Quartet by one of Britain’s leading living composers, Colin Matthews – a work commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival. It is paired with Webern’s youthful Langsamer Satz, an ecstatic piece that showcases the composer’s formal skill within a lyrical idiom. Of Beethoven’s six Op. 18 quartets, No. 3 is the lightest, and the hardest to pin down. The scherzo is fleeting, and even the framing movements have an unusual delicacy and wistfulness about them.

There will be no interval