The Endellion Quartet return for their ninth visit to the Society, bringing an opportunity to hear a Beethoven rarity: this is not one of his 'regular' quartets, but Beethoven's own arrangement of his piano sonata. The Endellion Quartet's recordings and performances of Beethoven and Haydn in particular have been praised over many years. This season they celebrate 40 years together, and Sally Beamish's A Myndin' was written for their anniversary, and is one of a group of works (including 'Divertimenti' from our first concert) reflecting on her move away from Scotland.
'One doubts if [one] could have imagined a finer performance than that given by the Endellion Quartet, its playing of this centrifugal masterpiece of European art was incredibly fine. Tempos were absolutely right… so too tuning, phrasing and that wondrous element of genuine chamber music playing – the authentic ‘give-