Composition date: 2006
Instrumentation: string quartet
Length: 14 minutes
Date: July 2009
Venue: Wolfson College Cambridge
Performers: The Fitzwilliam String Quartet
A Little Notebook was written to celebrate the 40th birthday of my partner, Melissa Lane. It was also written to remember the centenary of Shostakovich’s birth - and to celebrate the extraordinary association between the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and the Russian composer.