The Nash Ensemble perform Schubert's Octet, D803, in a performance recorded last March at LSO St Luke's in London.
LSO St Lukes, the 18th-century church just a few hundred yards north of the Barbican Centre in Old Street, designed by John James and Nicholas Hawksmoor, re-opened as an education centre, rehearsal space and concert venue for the London Symphony Orchestra in 2003. Right from the start it also played host to the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, and last March four live broadcasts marked that anniversary, ending with a return visit by one of the many groups to have staged mini-residencies at the venue, the Nash Ensemble. This afternoon's broadcast offers a second chance to hear their concert, in which they performed Schubert's great Octet for winds and strings.
Schubert: Octet in F, D803.