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Proms Chamber Music 3: Webern, Colin Matthews & Beethoven

Monday 3 August 2015 - 1:00 PM

Cadogan Hall
Apollon Musagete Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Approximate end time: 2pm

Presented by:

Webern
Langsamer Satz 12'

Colin Matthews
String Quartet No. 5 12'
European premiere

Beethoven
String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3 26'

Apollon Musagète Quartet

There will be no interval

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.

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