Nash Ensemble: War's Embers


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 9 Nov 2018 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

BAX Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp
GEORGE BUTTERWORTH Love Blows as the Wind Blows
PATRICK HADLEY Scene from ‘The Woodlanders’

Nash Ensemble
Lucy Crowe 

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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By Phone: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
In Person: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am

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Almost 100 years since the Armistice of 1918, the Nash Ensemble presents a portrait of post-war society by four rarely performed British composers.

One composer killed in action, one wounded, one unable to serve and a female composer fighting for recognition – this is Britain in 1918 from all perspectives.

Unable to serve due to ill health, Bax was still deeply troubled by unfolding events. His 1916 trio is a true expression of feeling, exploiting the mellow tones of harp, flute and viola, while Butterworth’s song cycle is bittersweet, reminiscent of the English countryside that he was never to see again.

As a survivor who lost his leg in battle, Patrick Hadley’s introspective music was also shaped by the war. Finally – with 2018 also remembering the steps towards universal suffrage – we hear the sumptuous Piano Trio by Rebecca Clarke, one of the first female orchestral performers.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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