Nash Ensemble 2014

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141111

The Nash Ensemble are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and in the first concert of their series of string quintets and sextets at LSO St Luke's in London, they are performing a programme of Russian chamber music. Borodin's String Sextet in D minor is paired with Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence', a sextet that he worked from a theme composed during a trip to Florence and which he then dedicated to the St. Petersburg Chamber Music Society after being made an Honorary Member. The two sextets are performed alongside Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet.

Presented by Katie Derham

BORODIN

String Sextet in D minor

STRAVINSKY

Three Pieces for String Quartet

TCHAIKOVSKY

Souvenir de Florence.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141112

The Nash Ensemble continue their series of string quintets and sextets at LSO St Luke's with a concert of Romantic German chamber music. The profoundly expressive Adagio that lies at the core of Bruckner's String Quintet in F major is followed by Brahms' symphonic String Sextet in B-flat major.

Presented by Katie Derham

BRUCKNER

Adagio from String Quintet in F major

BRAHMS

String Sextet No.1 in B-flat major, Op.18.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141113

The Nash Ensemble continue their series of string quintets and sextets at LSO St Luke's, with romantic Czech chamber music, including sextets by Martinu and Dvorak, plus a dance for string trio composed by Hans Krasa in 1944 at Terezin Concentration Camp.

Presented by Katie Derham.

MARTINU

String Sextet

KRASA

Tanec for String Trio

DVORAK

String Sextet in A major, Op.48.

04 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20141114

In the last concert of the series, 'At Fives and Sixes', the Nash Ensemble focuses on the string quintet repertoire of Bruch and Beethoven.

The concerts were recorded at LSO St Luke's in October 2014.

Presented by Katie Derham

BRUCH

String Quintet in E-flat major

BEETHOVEN

String Quintet in C major, Op.29.