Richard Strauss: Capriccio, Op. 85 – Prelude
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B flat, Op. 18
One of the best known and respected musical ensembles is the Nash Ensemble of London. Over the years it has won numerous awards including the Edinburgh Festival Critics award “for general artistic excellence” and two Royal Philharmonic awards “for its breadth of its taste and its immaculate performance of a wide range of music”. It is this wide-ranging approach to music which sets the Nash Ensemble of London in a special category.
Established 45 years ago, the ensemble has made many notable recordings including, recently, the Brahms String Sextets, the first of which will be performed at their Richmond Concert event.
The programme also includes some of the most romantic of late 19th-century music in Schoenberg’s beautiful Verklärte Nacht, a very early work by this composer who later broke down musical barriers.
Six members of the Nash Ensemble of London will be taking part in their Richmond Concert Society appearance. One of the violinists, Malin Broman, will be making her second appearance this season as she performed in our opening concert, given by the Kungsbacka Piano Trio. Marianne Thorsen also plays violin, with Lawrence Power and Philip Dukes playing viola. The two cellists are Paul Watkins, again making his second appearance this season, and Tim Hugh.