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J Haydn String quartet Op. 77 No. 2 in F major
L van Beethoven String quartet No. 135 in F major
The Fitzwilliam Quartet recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Quartet has established an outstanding reputation across the world, gaining particular recognition for championing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich, who entrusted them with the world premières of his last three quartets. They are committed to commissioning new works and host their own Chamber Music Festival at Hay-on-Wye. Their programme this year is a clever juxtaposition of both Haydn’s and Beethoven’s last quartets, that both happen to be in F major.