The Fitzwilliam String Quartet give a revelatory recording on period instruments of Schubert’s String Quartet in G major, D. 887.
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet celebrates a remarkable milestone with this special fiftieth anniversary recording of Shostakovich’s last three string quartets.
A historically informed performance of Bruckner's String Quintet with violist James Boyd.
More than twelve years after its initial incursion into the music of Brahms, the Belcea Quartet now presents the eagerly awaited complete recording of his string quartets.
Following the exceptional success of its debut album the Maxwell Quartet returns with its second recording of Haydn. The intriguing juxtaposition of Haydn string quartets with traditional Scottish folk music once again forms the basis of the programme.
The Belcea Quartet already has an impressive discography to which they add three quartets by two iconic composers of the 20th century: Leos Janáček and György Ligeti.
The Maxwell's debut stands out for its innovative approach to Haydn’s Op. 71 quartets.
The original members of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet (FSQ) first sat down together in October 1968 – making it now one of the longest established string quartets in the world, and possibly unique in having passed a half-century with an original player still on board!
This programme combines an impish divertimento by the youthful Mozart of 1772 with two mature quartets composed around 1782.