Nash Ensemble 50th Birthday
The Nash Ensemble performs at Wigmore Hall. Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune. Faure: Piano Quartet No 1. Ravel: Introduction and Allegro. Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete.
Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The Nash Ensemble marks its fiftieth anniversary with a programme of favourite French works.
Debussy arr. David Walter: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Fauré: Piano Quartet no.1 in C minor (op. 15)
7.55 Interval: Founder and Artistic Director of the Nash Ensemble, Amelia Freedman CBE, talks to Petroc Trelawny about the group's history, wide repertoire, and its particular contribution - through commissioning and performances - to the chamber music literature of our own day.
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Berlioz arr. David Matthews: Les nuits d'été (op.7)
Kate Royal (soprano)
Paul Watkins (conductor)
The Nash Ensemble, chamber group in residence at the Wigmore Hall, marks the month of its 50th anniversary with a delicious programme from a corner of the repertoire in which it has long specialised - French music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Two favourite works - by Fauré and Ravel - are framed by chamber arrangements of Debussy's revolutionary orchestral masterpiece, and of Berlioz's nocturnal song-cycle, performed in a version by one of the many composers with whom the Nash has had a long relationship - David Matthews.