Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Formed 1968
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
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1968
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Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Fitzwilliam Quartet (FSQ) is a string quartet currently consisting of Alan George, viola; Sally Pendlebury, violoncello; and Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham Stevens, violins.

Founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates, the Fitzwilliam Quartet was one of the first of a long line of quartets to have emerged under the guidance of Sidney Griller 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 premières of his last three quartets, and before long they had become the first group to perform and record all fifteen. These recordings gained international awards, and secured for the quartet a worldwide concert schedule and a long term contract with Decca/London.[non-primary source needed]

In 1977, they won the first ever Gramophone Award for chamber music. In November 2005 the Shostakovich set was included in Gramophone magazine's "100 Greatest Recordings". Today, the FSQ performs a wide repertoire, from the late 17th century to the present day, and remains one of the few established quartets to play on historical instrument setups.

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César Franck
String Quartet in D; 2nd mvt, Scherzo (Vivace)
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String Quartet in D; 2nd mvt, Scherzo (Vivace)
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor: III. Allegro
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String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor: III. Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.8: I. Largo
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String Quartet No.8: I. Largo
César Franck
String Quartet
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String Quartet
Liz Johnson
Tide Purl
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Tide Purl
Anton Bruckner
Intermezzo in D minor, WAB 113
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Intermezzo in D minor, WAB 113
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110: I. Largo
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String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110: I. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet no.8; 1st movement
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String Quartet no.8; 1st movement
Peter Warlock
The Curlew (1st mvt.)
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The Curlew (1st mvt.)
Ivor Gurney
Far in a western brookland (from Ludlow and Teme)
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Far in a western brookland (from Ludlow and Teme)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Quartet No 8
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Quartet No 8
Ivor Gurney
The Lent Lily (Ludlow and Teme)
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The Lent Lily (Ludlow and Teme)
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.10 In A Flat Major, Op.118
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String Quartet No.10 In A Flat Major, Op.118
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude (Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57)
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Prelude (Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Quartet No. 13 In B Flat Minor Op.138 For Strings
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Quartet No. 13 In B Flat Minor Op.138 For Strings
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No 10 in A flat major, Op 118 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 10 in A flat major, Op 118 (4th mvt)
Interval music - Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge
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On Wenlock Edge

On Wenlock Edge

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Interval music - Vaughan Williams
Anna Tilbrook
Ludlow and Teme - The Lent Lily
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Ludlow and Teme - The Lent Lily
Ivor Gurney
On the idle hill of summer - no.5 from Ludlow and Teme
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On the idle hill of summer - no.5 from Ludlow and Teme
Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge for tenor, piano and string quartet ad lib.
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On Wenlock Edge for tenor, piano and string quartet ad lib.
James Gilchrist
Ludlow and Teme - song-cycle for tenor, string quartet and piano
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Ludlow and Teme - song-cycle for tenor, string quartet and piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 (2nd movement)
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String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 (2nd movement)
James Gilchrist
When I was one and twenty & The Lent Lily from Ludlow and Teme
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When I was one and twenty & The Lent Lily from Ludlow and Teme
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
The Fitzwilliam Quartet perform in the studio
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The Fitzwilliam Quartet perform in the studio
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