Mozart Quartet in G K.387
Cecilia McDowall Quartet (2004) The Case of the Unanswered Wire
Beethoven Quartet in E flat Op.127

From the telegraph room of a doomed warship flood messages of terror, determination and – somehow, incredibly – love. Cecilia McDowall’s String Quartet dates from 2005, and though it’s short it carries a powerful emotional punch. It’s a vision of a lost world to set beside Mozart’s joyous G major Quartet – Amadeus at the top of his game – and the transcendent beauty of Beethoven’s Quartet Op.127: music that never sounds any less extraordinary.