Friday 19 April 2024
8pm in Cairns Church
(note start time)


String Quartet in E flat major, op 20 no 1

Maxwell Quartet

Worksongs (folk music from Scotland)


String Quartet in C sharp minor, op 131

The Maxwell Quartet’s much anticipated, pandemic-delayed return to Milngavie showcases their acclaimed Haydn in the first of his wondrous Op 20 quartets. The sublime slow movement, marked ‘tender and sustained’, would alone be worth the concert ticket, but a performance of Beethoven’s C sharp minor quartet is surely unmissable. This great work, which Beethoven himself considered the summit of his achievement in quartet writing, is unsurpassed in its emotional and dramatic scale. It is music that, to borrow Mahler’s phrase, really does ‘embrace the world’.

"Goldscheider [is] becoming a musical Bear Grylls, fearlessly leaping through its dangerous terrain. You find yourself with him every step of the way."
Huffington Post

Please note 8pm start time.  Preceeded by Annual General Meeting of the Club at 6.45pm