The Salomon String Quartet, formed in 1982, is established as one of the world’s leading ensembles specialising in the historical performance of the Classical string quartet repertoire. It has toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, the Far East and Australia, as well as making regular appearances at British music festivals and societies. The Quartet has made many radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and on European radio stations. Although its principal CD recordings have been of Haydn and Mozart’s string quartets for Hyperion Records, its repertoire covers all the major composers of the Classical period as well as many of their less well-known contemporaries.
This work was written for the great German violinist Johann Peter Salomon, to be performed in the Hanover Square Rooms.