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Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


Anton WebernLangsamer Satz
Colin MatthewsString Quartet no. 5: European premiere
Ludwig van BeethovenString Quartet no.3, Op.18 no.3


Apollon Musagète Quartet

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Programme Note

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

Proms Chamber Music 3: Webern, Colin Matthews & Beethoven

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