For a string quartet that made its debut in 2010, the Apollon Musagète Quartet has already mastered a staggeringly broad repertoire. Besides recording Haydn and Brahms, this Polish-German ensemble has also made an equally lively contribution to Tori Amos' recent CD 'Night of Hunters'.
Here, in our Blue Hall, the Apollon Musagète Quartet again brings us an extremely varied programme, ranging from the Beethoven hark-backs in Felix Mendelssohn's Second String Quartet and Leos Janácek's 'Kreutzer Sonata' String Quartet to the stunning String Quartet of Witold Lutoslawski. Listening to this last work is a unique experience, if only because the music never sounds the same; the reason for this is that Lutoslawski gives the players latitude in executing his notes, so that the precise relationship between the four instruments is different in each performance. With 'Multitude in memoriam W. Lutoslawski', a piece of its own composition, Apollon Musagète pays homage to the Polish composer.