A very special 50th anniversary recording.
Fitzwilliam Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary
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." BBC Music Magazine
- On Wenlock Edge with tenor James Gilchrist - "Beautifully performed." Sunday Telegraph
More information: http://music.york.ac.uk/concerts/newconcerts/displayitem.php?id=25