Fitzwilliam Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary

12 February 2009

The Fitzwilliam Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with a concert at Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York on Wednesday 25th February at 7.30pm.  The Quartet enjoys a close association with the University where it was Resident String Quartet for 12 years. The concert will feature music by composers with whom the Quartet is particularly associated plus a newly commisioned work.

40th Anniversary Concert programme
Purcell - Fantazia no 11
Jeremy Thurlow - Ancient Stone at Twilight
Shostakovich - Quartet No. 11
Haydn - Quartet in F op. 77 no 2
Tchaikovsky - Quartet no 2 in F op. 22

The Fitzwilliam Quartet has recorded three albums with Linn Records, all of which has earned them substantial praise:

  • The Seven Last Words - "Marked by excellent intonation and a delightful freshness and vitality." Daily Telegraph
  • Brahms Clarinet Quintet with clarinettist Lesley Schatzberger - "This the new benchmark." 5 stars BBC Music Magazine
  • On Wenlock Edge with tenor James Gilchrist - "Beautifully performed." 5 stars Sunday Telegraph


More information:

Fitzwilliam String QuartetFitzwilliam String Quartet
Lesley SchatzbergerLesley Schatzberger
Brahms: Clarinet QuintetBrahms: Clarinet Quintet
The Seven Last WordsThe Seven Last Words
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock EdgeVaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge