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East Neuk Festival 4/4

The Pavel Haas Quartet and The Belcea Quartet perform Mendelssohn's Octet

Kate Molleson presents the final Lunchtime Concert from this year's East Neuk Festival which is held in stunning venues along the east coast of Scotland.
We start at St Ayle Parish Church, where harpist Catrin Finch takes us on the winding journey of the river Moldau. In Crail Parish Church, Diyang Mei plays part of Benjamin Britten's Cello Suite No. 2, arranged for viola; and we finish at The Bowhouse in St Monans with the first ever collaboration between two great string quartets as the Pavel Haas and Belcea Quartets team up in Mendelssohn's Octet. Written when he was just 16, it is filled with youthful verve and brilliance.

Smetana: The Moldau (arr. Hans Treneck)
Catrin Finch, Harp

Britten: Ciaccona: Allegro, from Cello Suite No 2 in D, Op 80 (arr for viola)
Diyang Mei

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat, Op 20
Pavel Haas Quartet and Belcea Quartet

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Moldau (Vltava)

    Performer: Catrin Finch. Music Arranger: Hans Treneck.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ciaccona: Allegro (Suite no. 2 Op.80)

    Performer: Diyang Mei.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major Op.20

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet. Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet.
  • George Frideric Handel

    II. Allegro (Concerto Grosso No.5 in D minor, HWV 316)

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert.


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