Alban Gerhardt

Lennoxlove House, Haddington

Wed 20 Sept 3pm

Duration approx. 2 hours

Cello Suite No 1 in G BWV 1007
Cello Suite No 6 in D BWV 1012
Sonata for Solo Cello

Cello

No Concessions

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Credit: Robin Mitchell

One of the world’s leading cellists joins us for the first of two concerts. Alban Gerhardt offers the first and last of Bach’s wonderful Suites for solo cello in the vibrant acoustic of Lennoxlove’s Great Hall. Kodály’s sonata of 1915 was the first significant 20th-century piece for unaccompanied cello – an ambitious, brilliant, richly rewarding piece, flavoured with the tang of Hungarian folk music.

'No praise is too high for Alban Gerhardt's musicianship, commitment and technique.'

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Lennoxlove House, Haddington

Dating back to the middle ages, Lennoxlove House reflects the myriad of family, political and social influences that have shaped Scottish history.

Owned originally by the Maitland family and later by the Blantyres, since 1946 it has been the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton who brought from Hamilton Palace an extensive inheritance of historic furnishings and art.

Mary Queen of Scots and Chopin are both reputed to have slept here. The barrel-vaulted Great Hall is in the oldest, 14th Century, part of the house.

Lennoxlove House, Haddington

Address

Lennoxlove House, Haddington
EH41 4NZ

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perryman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. Once in Haddington, you can pick up a taxi to Lennoxlove House.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem – 7 miles.

Getting there by car

30 min drive from Edinburgh via A1 and B6369
10 min drive from Haddington via B6369

Accessibility

Parking:

Free car park in the grounds of Lennoxlove House. Designated but unreserved space outside the venue for Blue Badge holders. Please email admin@lammermuirfestival.co.uk if you require one of these spaces.

Terrain:

Gravel

Induction Loop:
No

Toilets:
Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Concert on first floor. Lift available.

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