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Fitzwilliam String Quartet, with Daniel Yeadon on the Cello

Date: Saturday 20 January 2024, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking: via Eventbrite

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet is Clare Hall’s quartet-in-residence, and is today one of the longest-established string quartets in the world.


Rosetti Quartet in C minor, Op.6/4

Boccherini Quartettino in B flat, Op.33/4

Donizetti La Morte del Marchese Giuseppe Terzi

Schubert Quintet in C major, D.956

About this concert

The Schubert string Quintet in C major is among the most celebrated of all chamber works. It is preceded tonight by what might appear to be a first half of Italian music, except for the fact Rosetti was actually Bohemian, having changed his name from the less fashionable sounding František Antonín Rösler! His C minor quartet is a fine example of the mid 18th century obsession with Sturm und Drang (“Storm and Stress”), and should prove an effective foil to a piece from one of the finest works of Donizetti’s youth, before he devoted himself almost exclusively to opera.

For this, we will be swapping our modern strings for their late18th /early 19th century gut predecessors, as part of our long-term search for a sound that the composers of those times might have been familiar with.

This concert features Daniel Yeadon, who was a founding member of the baroque group Florilegium, becoming FSQ cellist from 1996 until he re-located to Australia in 2000.


£20 General Admission, £15 Clare Hall members, £10 students and children .

Tickets available on Eventbrite.