Haydn: Quartet in F, Op. 77 No.2
Beethoven: Quartet in G, Op. 18 No. 2
Brahms: Quartet in B flat, Op. 67
An evening of warmth, humour and high spirits from start-to-finish. The words, “last quartet” rarely suggest jokes and jollity, but both Haydn and Brahms offer them in abundance. Beethoven’s Op. 18 No. 2 was among his first quartets, and it is one of his sunniest.
“The real treat of the day came in a brilliant evening recital in Kilrenny Church by the excellent Castalian Quartet… their unique style – a powerful individuality of sound matched by an instinctive singularity of musical intention – lit up every single moment... A terrific programme; amazing players.” The Scotsman, 2018