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Apollon Musagète Quartett

Programme

A Prayer When the Children Go to Sleep Wacław z Szamotuł
String quartet no. 19, KV 465, "Dissonances" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String quartet no. 1, op. 37 Karol Szymanowski


While the Polish quartet Apollon Musagète was only recently formed, it has already won a string of awards. Nominated as a 2010 ECHO Rising Star, the ensemble went on to win the 2012 BBC New Generation Artist, followed by the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Since then the quartet has treat the boards of many leading international concert halls. During this concert, they will demonstrate the extent of their talent with a bold programme. They will kick off with a tribute to the iconic Polish Renaissance composer, Waclaw de Szamotuly, followed by Mozart’s famous Dissonance quartet, before tackling a monument from twentieth-century music, Karol Szymanowski, whose music is representative of modernist Poland during the inter-war period. His String Quartet No. 1, which follows the traditional sonata cycle, won the first prize in the chamber music competition of the Polish Ministry for Culture in 1922.