In the second half they translated works from the last century on modern saxophones. Intense music full of passion and grief. Shostakovich wrote his seventh string quartet in 1960 in memory of his wife. It is a piece full of poignant concordances and breathtaking melodies, particularly in the Lento. Now, I am not always happy with arrangements, but the members of the Aurelia Quartet possess the ability to arrange in an unbelievably discerning way. That was most obvious in this dramatic work. Through it the four musicians brought the tenseness to life in a stirring manner. This also applied to the Twee Koralen by Klaas de Vries, in memory of Johnny Hodges, the renowned saxophonist in Duke Ellingtonâ€™s band. Hodgesâ€™ self-destruction through drink and drugs is given form by De Vries in this fascinating composition. The Aurelia Saxophone Quartet performed this with much energy and drama.