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Various projects by our artists.



50th Anniversary

The Brodsky Quartet are currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary with concerts planned across the globe in recognition of this magnificent milestone! Current and future projects include:

  • An expanded concert idea, based around Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and the septet version of Strauss’s Metamorphosen

  • A new clarinet quintet by Joseph Phibbs, programme to also include the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Philip Venables ‘K’ (to be ready by spring 2024)

  • A Schubert, Bach, Britten cycle: three concerts to include the three new Bach solo violin sonatas which Paul Cassidy has arranged for quartet, the three Britten quartets and Schubert quartets in G major, D minor and A minor: listen HERE

  • A late Beethoven cycle

  • Their 50th anniversary programme of unknown masterpieces which includes new arrangements for SQ of works including: Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Debussy Prelude IX, Debussy 2nd Arabesque, Faure Apres un Reve, and Khachaturian Sabre Dance

  • A programme for voice and quartet with the sensational Virpi Räisänen, to include repertoire by Schubert: Du bist die Ruh, D776; Golijov: Una Madre Comió Asado; Mathilde Wantenaar: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis and  Respighi: Il Tramonto

  • A new collaboration with didgeridoo player, William Barton, exploring works including Purcell: Fantasia No.5; Robert Davidson: Stradbroke; and Peter Sculthorpe: String Quartet No.8.



With Sam Armstrong:

2024 Faure anniversary programme, with additional works by Faure’s teacher, Saint-Saens, and his own students:

Saint-Saëns - Sonata No. 1, Op. 75 

Fauré - Romanc, ,Op. 28

Fauré - Andante, Op. 75

Enescu - Impromptu Concertant


Lili Boulanger - Nocturne & Cortège 

Ravel - Sonata Posthume

Fauré - Sonata No. 1 in A, Op. 13

Martin Roscoe 2 (Credit - Eric Richmond)



Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sonata in C minor Op.13 “Pathetique”

Schumann, Robert: Arabeske Op.18

Schumann, Clara: Romance Op.11/1

MacDowell, Edward: Woodland Sketches Op.51

1) To a Wild Rose

2) Will o’ the Wisp

Beach, Amy: 2 Pieces Op.54

1) Scottish Legend

2) Gavotte Fantastique

Debussy, Claude: Feuilles Mortes (Preludes Book 2)

Chaminade, Cecile: Automne


Brahms, Johannes: 3 Intermezzi Op.117

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Op.110


Chopin, Frederic:

Etude Op.25/7

2 Mazurkas
Szymanowski, Karol:

Etude Op.4/3
2 Mazurkas Op.62
Janacek, Leoš: From An Overgrown Path (selection)
Bartok, Bela: 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos Vol.6)
Liszt, Franz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.11
Bach, Johann Sebastian: Goldberg Variations




In 1853, just a year before his suicide attempt, Robert Schumann and his wife Clara were introduced to the 20-year-old Brahms. The friendships that followed between these three astounding musicians continue to intrigue to this day.


Johannes Brahms - Sonatensatz in C minor WoO 2

Clara Schumann - 3 Romances Op.22

Robert Schumann - Sonata No.1 in A minor Op.105


Robert Schumann - Märchenbilder Op.113

Johannes Brahms - Sonata no. 3 in D minor Op.108

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Stephen Layton, conductor

“The origins of Karl Jenkins…”

Karl Jenkins to join Polyphony for live on-stage talks with Stephen Layton

Locus iste – Bruckner / Karl Jenkins

Ubi Caritas – Durufle / Karl Jenkins  

Ave Maria – Bruckner / Karl Jenkins

Cantate Domino – Monteverdi / Karl Jenkins

Benedictus – Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis / Karl Jenkins

Ave verum – Byrd / Karl Jenkins

Agnus Dei – Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli / Karl Jenkins

Agnus Dei Dona Nobis Pacem – Palestrina: Missa Ave Maria a 6 / Karl Jenkins


Possible Encores: And the Mother did weep – Karl Jenkins / Christus Factus est – Bruckner  / Exultate Jubilate – Karl Jenkins

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