Ensemble MidtVest - Nielsen, Beethoven, Rontgen, Smetana
Ensemble MidtVest in a concert from Kings Place, London. Nielsen: Wind Quintet. Beethoven: Trio in B flat, Op 11 (Gassenhauer). Rontgen: Trio in G. Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor.
Versatile Danish chamber group Ensemble MidtVest perform Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Beethoven's 'Gassenhauer' Trio, a trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Julius Rontgen, and Smetana's Piano Trio, in a concert given last March in the London Chamber Music Series at King's Place, London.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op 43
Beethoven: Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 11 (Gassenhauer)
Röntgen: Trio in G for flute, oboe and bassoon
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15
(recorded 8 March 2015)
Ensemble MidtVest is a versatile group established in 2002 to perform chamber music across the range of scorings for combinations of winds, strings and keyboard. The ensemble is based in the town of Herning, where it runs its own series and even has its own concert hall. On this visit to London they performed for the London Chamber Music Society in their regular series at King's Place.
The music included Nielsen's sunny and popular wind quintet; Beethoven's brilliant early trio for clarinet, cello and piano; a wind trio by German composer Julius Röntgen (better known as a founder-conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra); and Smetana's powerful Piano Trio, whose powerful ending is inspired by the death of the composer's first child.