VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Phantasy String Quintet
BRUCH Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Quintet in D major for piano, clarinet, horn, violin and cello
Richard Hosford clarinet
Richard Watkins horn
Ian Brown piano
Stephanie Gonley, Annabelle Mear violin
Scott Dickinson, Simone van der Giessen viola
Adrian Brendel cello
The inimitable Nash Ensemble celebrate two of the most tuneful chamber music composers of their time, Bruch and Vaughan William – and their little-known connection.
In 1897 the young Englishman Ralph Vaughan Williams spent an enjoyable few months in Berlin studying with the renowned German composer Max Bruch. 'Bruch encouraged me,' Vaughan Williams recalled, 'and I had never had much encouragement before.' Bruch’s official testimonial for Vaughan Williams calls him 'a very good musician and a talented composer'; Vaughan Williams also remembered Bruch appreciating his 've-ry o-riginaal ideeas' – though not his harmonies, which were 'rather too originell'. Hearing their music together, the delightful surprise is discovering how much they had in common.
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating
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Part of the 2016/17 season