Annouced 9 May 2017
"The winner shares an important, but intimate, musical experience: that of living for decades with one of the greatest of all artistic achievements, Beethoven's quartets. Few have told so well of the musician’s life, or offered such illuminating insights to players and listeners alike. This is writing that is as learned as it is honest and lucid, and has engaged both its readers and listeners to BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. The Award goes to the leader of the Takács Quartet, Edward Dusinberre for Beethoven for a Later Age."
Simon Millward (Chair)