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BBC Proms 2015 Chamber Music 3

Webern, Colin Matthews & Beethoven

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

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

Performers

  • Apollon Musagète Quartet

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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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)
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Stalls: £12; Centre Gallery: £10
Day seats (Side Gallery): £5

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