Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The Lunar Saxophone Quartet, formed in 2002, belong only to a second generation of such ensembles, moving away from the jazz orientated groups of the 70s, such as the World Saxophone Quartet and, in a British context, following on from the pioneering work of the Apollo Quartet, formed in 1985. Like any quartet not content to perform arrangements alone, commissioning new work lies at the centre of LSQ’s philosophy. Flux is devoted to music either composed for LSQ or composers with whom they particularly identify. Like all saxophone quartets, LSQ have an individual performance style. The music on Flux reflects their attempt to build a repertoire that is both coherent in terms of the group and which will be accessible, without compromise. It includes the work of young composers who are their contemporaries, working in London, where they are now based, and Cardiff, where the group was originally formed, alongside more established figures who have left an impression on their playing.