String Quartet in E flat major Op 64 No 6
String Quartet in B flat major Op 76 No 4 ‘Sunrise’
String Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 ‘Razumovsky’
In co-production with BBC Radio 3
Where better to open our 10th Festival than Whitekirk’s beautiful mediaeval church with its magical acoustic. And who better than Quatuor Mosaïques, making a welcome return to the Festival with three programmes that include Beethoven’s revolutionary ‘Razumovsky’ quartets.
The Mosaïques’ stellar reputation as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles is founded on their performances of the Viennese classics, especially Haydn, whose music has had an honoured place in every Lammermuir Festival since the beginning. We can think of no finer interpreters of these wonderful pieces.
'Quatuor Mosaïques made a chamber music evening …into a breath-taking experience: art became emotion, emotion became art'
Die Presse, Vienna
'Their playing is so natural and communicative that fans will find gold in every measure'
Early Music America
See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk below. For tickets, please call the box office on 0131 473 2000.
Whitekirk may be a tiny hamlet, but it has a long history of Christian pilgrimage dating back to the 14th Century, with the future Pope Pius II making a pilgrimage there after surviving a shipwreck off Dunbar in 1435.
Whitekirk's magnificent red sandstone church of St Mary today remains substantially the building begun in 1439. To enter it is a breathtaking surprise.