Today sees the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new work for string quartet, Awake, commissioned by the Castalian String Quartet with funding from the Cosman Keller Art & Music Trust and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

The Castalian String Quartet will be performing the work at the Edinburgh Festival, framed by Janáček’s String Quartet No.1 (‘Kreuzer Sonata’) and Beethoven’s String Quartet No.13, Op.130.

In this video you can hear the Quartet talk about Awake, explaining the genesis of the work and its links with the other works in their programme.

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