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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.

8.15
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Berlioz arr. David Matthews: Les nuits d'été (op.7)

Kate Royal (soprano)
Nash Ensemble
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold

    Oboe Sonatina Op 28

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Arnold

    Oboe Sonatina Op 28

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Arnold

    Recorder Sonatina Op 41

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Arnold

    Fantasy for Horn Op 88

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor Op.15

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Part 1

    • Claude Debussy

      Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Gabriel Fauré

      Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor Op.15

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Interval

    • Louis Spohr

      Nonet in F major Op.31

      Performer: Nash Ensemble.
      • Spohr: Octet in E major, Op. 32, etc..
      • CRD.
      • 3354.
    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

      The Moth Requiem

      Choir: BBC Singers. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
      • Birtwistle – The Moth Requiem.
      • Signum.
      • SIGCD368.
    • Johannes Brahms

      Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • Nash Ensemble: Schumann, Moscheles and Brahms.
      • Wigmore Hall Live.
      • WHLIVE0007.
    • Viktor Ullmann

      String Quartet no.3

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • Brundibar.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67973.
    • Hans Krása

      Suite from Brundibar

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • Brundibar.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67973.
    • John Mark Ainsley

      On Wenlock Edge no.3 - Is my team ploughing?

      Conductor: Ralph Vaughan Williams. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • Vaughan Williams: Songs.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67168.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      String Quintet in C major K515

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • Mozart: String Quintets Nos. 1-6 (Complete).
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67861.
  • Part 2

    • Maurice Ravel

      Introduction and allegro

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Hector Berlioz

      Les Nuits d'ete

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Performer: Kate Royal.
  • Post concert

    • Arnold

      Oboe Sonatina Op 28

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Arnold

      Recorder Sonatina Op 41

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Arnold

      Fantasy for Horn Op 88

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.

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