FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET
Tuesday 18th October 2016, 8 pm at the Radlett Centre
Purcell - Fantazias
Glazunov - Novelettes, Op. 15 No. 1 ‘Alla Spagnuola’
Novelettes, Op. 15 No. 3 ‘Interludium in modo antico’
Mozart - String quartet No. 19 in C major, K465 ‘Dissonance’
Beethoven - String quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
The quartet was founded in 1968 by four Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge undergraduates who went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music. They became well-known through their close personal association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who befriended them following a visit to York to hear them play. He entrusted them with the Western premieres of his last three quartets, and before long they had become the first group to perform and record all fifteen. The recordings gained international awards and helped them secure a longterm contract with Decca, London. In 2005 the Shostakovich set was included in the Gramophone Magazine’s ‘100 greatest recordings’. The quartet performs a wide repertoire, from the late 17th century to the present day, and are one of the few established groups to play on both modern and historical instrument set-ups.
Non-member admission charge for this concert - £14.
Free admission for young people.
The Club is aided by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust and is pleased to offer
free admission to young people aged 8 to 25 years of age.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Radlett Centre at 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL
is in the centre of Radlett with free evening parking nearby.
Box Office: 01923 859291. Online booking: Purchase.Tickets.com (Radlett Centre)