The new piece for the Fitzwilliam String Quartet – called Fantazia, in homage to Henry Purcell, in his anniversary year – was given its premiere in a fantastic concert at Fitzwilliam College on 26 April. They gave it a wonderfully gutsy and enthusiastic first performance as part of a concert celebrating the quartet’s 40th anniversary, which included superb performances of Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. I’m delighted that the quartet will be giving my piece again in The King’s Place, London, on May 17.
Published by Jeremy Thurlow
Jeremy Thurlow is a composer, writer and pianist. His music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic, Sequitur, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Endymion, the Kreutzer Quartet, the Schubert Ensemble, the BBC Singers, Matthew Schellhorn, Rolf Hind, among many others. His book on Dutilleux is published in French by Millénaire III, and he has also written and broadcast on Messiaen and numerous other twentieth-century composers. View all posts by Jeremy Thurlow