Igor Levit - another Chamber Music Plus artist - has also won a Gramophone Award, this time in the Instrumental category, for his recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and Frederic Rzewski's The People United will Never be Defeated which he played in the Birmingham Town Hall series in May. This season he's back in the Town Hall on 5 July 2017 with the 24 Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues
The Heath Quartet have won a Gramophone Award in the Chamber category for their recording of Tippett String Quartets - you can hear them playing Haydn, Beethoven and Tippett's first quartet on Friday 23 September at Abbotsholme Arts Society; on Wednesday 22 February they'll be at the Barber Institute in Birmingham for an evening concert of quartets by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Bartok.
Blog written by Jill Davies, who runs the Severn Muses project as well as Chamber Music Plus.
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