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Proms Chamber Music 3: Webern, Colin Matthews and Beethoven

Live from Cadogan Hall in London, music from the Apollon Musagete Quartet. Webern: Langsamer Satz. Colin Matthews: String Quartet No 5. Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3.

Petroc Trelawny presents this year's Proms Chamber Music concerts live from Cadogan Hall. The Apollon Musag├Ęte 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.

Webern: Langsamer Satz
Colin Matthews: String Quartet No. 5 (European premiere)
Beethoven: String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3

Apollon Musag├Ęte Quartet

[This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 9th August at 1pm].

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Anton Webern

    Langsamer Satz

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.
  • Colin Matthews

    String Quartet No.5 (European premiere)

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in D major, Op.18 No.3

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.

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