It was so good to hear the long established and accomplished The Fitzwilliam String Quartet at St John’s Church, Buxton.
They played Purcell’s Fantasia No 11, a continuing Purcell treat for those of us who had heard Dido and Aeneas the previous evening.
This was followed by Beethoven’s String Quartet No 12 in E flat major, Opus 127.
The quartet excelled themselves with Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 3 in F, Opus 73. It was powerful, sensitive and wonderful to hear.