Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Richard Burnett (Fortepiano)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Richard Burnett (Fortepiano)

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The Fitzwilliam Quartet first drew international acclaim for its performances and recordings of the 15 string quartets of Shostakovich. Having met the composer in his last years, the Fitzwilliam players became instrumental in gaining currency for the Shostakovich quartets, becoming the first to record them complete (in a series originally released on L'oiseau-Lyre LPs 1975-1979) and reissued later on Decca CDs. But the Fitzwilliam Quartet has hardly limited itself to Shostakovic... Read more

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