Coach from Edinburgh

June 29th, 2024 - 12:00 pm @ Crail Parish Church

Coach from Edinburgh

Enjoy a day-trip to East Neuk Festival without the bother of driving and catch two wonderful highlights of the programme in Crail Church:


Reicha: Wind Quintet in E-flat, Op. 88, No. 2
Belfiato Wind Quintet

Beethoven: Sonata in B-flat, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)
Boris Giltburg, piano

Friends from boyhood, Reicha and Beethoven make a fascinating pair. They met in Bonn then Beethoven moved to Vienna and stayed there for the rest of his life, while Reicha moved around war-torn Europe, eventually settling in Paris where he became one of the most distinguished teachers and composers of his time. In this programme we have key works by both men that happen to be published in the same year, 1818. Beethoven’s heroic sonata is his longest and most demanding, while the Reicha is one of the finest of his 25 wind quintets.


Grieg: Quartet in Gm, Op. 27
Opus 13

Tchaikovsky: Dumka in Cm, Op. 59
Boris Giltburg, piano

Brahms: Piano Quartet in Cm, Op. 60
Boris Giltburg, piano
Pavel Haas Quartet

Once, Tchaikovsky unexpectedly found himself in the company of Brahms, whom he thought he detested. In fact, he discovered that he liked the man, even if he couldn’t bear his music. Awkwardly, he was asked what he thought of Brahms’ new trio but was saved from embarrassment when the door opened and in came Mr and Mrs Edvard Grieg. They brought such bonhomie into the room with them that all the musicians got on like a house on fire. This programme brings them together again, performed by both of our resident quartets and pianist Boris Giltburg.

Crail Parish Church

5 Marketgate S, Crail KY10 3TH

Date: June 29th, 2024 @ 12:00 pm

Price: £80


Additional Information

A coach will leave central Edinburgh (location to be advised) at midday and arrive in the East Neuk in time for the two ‘Meeting with Great Composers’ concerts in Crail Church. The coach will make its return journey at approximately 8.30pm arriving back in central Edinburgh no later than 10.30pm. Total cost for the coach and best tickets for the concerts will be £80.