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Spohr and Schubert Octets

The Nash Ensemble perform a programme of colourful chamber music including the youthful Rossini’s String Sonata No. 1 and octets for wind and strings by Spohr and Schubert.

From Wigmore Hall in London, the Nash Ensemble perform colourful chamber music from the early 19th century. The first of the pre-teen Rossini’s jolly string sonatas precedes a pair of octets for wind and strings. Spohr's includes a set of variations on Handel’s ‘Harmonious Blacksmith’ theme, and Schubert's genial Octet, the longest chamber work he wrote, is an hour of inspired melody and endlessly inventive scoring.

Recorded on Saturday and presented by Martin Handley.

Rossini: Sonata No. 1 for strings in G major
Louis Spohr: Octet in E major Op.32

Interval music from CD
Marchenerzahlungen Op.132
Nash Ensemble

Schubert: Octet in F major D.803

Nash Ensemble

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sonata a quattro for strings No.1 in G major

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Louis Spohr

    Octet in E major for wind and strings, Op.32

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Robert Schumann

    Four Fairytales, Op. 132

    Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Ian Brown.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major for winds and strings, D.803

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 3 voices

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 11.


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