Thu 10 Sept 1pm
Presented by Kate Molleson
Concert also available live on BBC Radio 3
Duration: approx. 1 hour
String Quintet in C major D956
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In co-production with BBC Radio 3
Credit: Sussie Ahlberg
Old friends of the festival, the Navarra Quartet and Philip Higham played Schubert’s String Quintet together in our very first year, 2010. We’re delighted to welcome them back to explore this endlessly absorbing and moving masterpiece once again. It is a work that has a unique place in the history of chamber music, composed just two months before Schubert’s untimely death in 1828 and not published and performed until 25 years later. The wondrous slow movement alone, in which time seems to stand still, makes every performance a special experience.
The Navarras gave us a gorgeous performance with astute attention to every detail.
Limelight Magazine, Sydney
Young British cellist Philip Higham offers impressive interpretations here.
Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.