Friday 11 December 2015, 7.30 pm in Cairns Church


Philip Brett violin    Rosemary Attree violin
Christine Anderson viola   Abby Hayward cello

String quartet in C major, Op. 20 no. 2
String quartet No. 8 in C minor Op.110
'Langsamer Satz'
String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41 no. 3

This talented young quartet, current recipients of Enterprise Music Scotland's Residency award, offer a wonderful programme beginning with one of Haydn's quartets from the set that changed forever the way composers would write string quartets, and ending with a lyrical quartet that Schumann dedicated to his friend Mendelssohn. The centrepiece is Shostakovich's autobiographical 8th Quartet, a devastating and dramatic work - one of the great quartets of the 20th Century.

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