Fitzwilliams At 50 Interview

The Fitzwilliam Quartet turns 50 this year, and are marking the milestone with a retrospective look at some of the repertoire that has helped to define them - revisiting the late string quartets of Shostakovich. The Quartet's relationship with the Russian composer during his lifetime was a uniquely close one, with Shostakovich corresponding in some detail with its members. David Smith spoke to founder-member and violist Alan George to talk about Shostakovich, the changing lineup of the Fitzwilliam Quartet's musicians over the years, and the future...

Read the full interview here.

Alan George