FELIX YANIEWICZ AND THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT
Peter Whelan Conductor/Harpsichord
Colin Scobie Violin
HANDEL arr MOZART Overture, Alexander’s Feast
YANIEWICZ Violin Concerto No 3 in A
GOW arr MAXWELL QUARTET Coilsfield House; Drunk at Night, Dry in the
ERSKINE, EARL of KELLIE Overture in C, Op 1 No 2
TRAD arr JC BACH Two Scotch Songs: Lochaber; The Broom of Cowdenknows
HAYDN Symphony No 100 in G ‘Military’
Largely forgotten today, Felix Yaniewicz was a remarkable figure in
Scottish music: a Polish-Lithuanian composer and virtuoso violinist,
and co-founder of the very first Edinburgh Music Festival, way back in
Discover Yaniewicz’s own brilliantly dramatic Third Violin Concerto,
as well as the music he performed and presented during the Scottish
Enlightenment, in the company of acclaimed period performance
conductor Peter Whelan and Colin Scobie, first violinist in the
Maxwell Quartet and a respected soloist in his own right.
Celebrate the grandeur of Scotland’s own historic music – with a
bracing Overture by Fife-based Thomas Erskine, Scotland’s most
illustrious 18th-century composer, as well as Scottish song settings
by JS Bach’s most pioneering son, plus new arrangements of
traditional tunes by Niel and Nathaniel Gow.
Haydn’s stirring ‘Military’ Symphony – which Yaniewicz
performed under the composer during his visits to London – brings
the evening to a majestic close.
Subscription booking opens: 10am Wednesday 25 May
Single ticket booking opens: 10am Monday 27 June
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