The English String Quartet stepped in at short notice to replace the German Petersen Quartet, who cancelled their tour.
The well established Edinburgh Quartet will play Debussy’s string quartet and Beethoven’s Op. 135, and will be joined by the young Czech clarinettist Dusan Mihely on Weber’s clarinet quintet.
The April concert is also the 100th in the life of the Society, and your committee have tried to make this a special occasion. Having heard John Lill give an outstanding recital as a young prize winner in the 1970’s, we shall listen to the mature and much sought after John Lill of today.
Peter Hurford will give a recital on the newly refurbished organ of Bakewell Parish Church. Peter Hurford is one of the most highly regarded organists in the world today, his numerous recordings having received great critical acclaim. In particular, his complete recording of Bach’s organ works has become a best seller.