Brahms: Chamber Music
Composer Johannes Brahms is one of the musicians I have admired most over the years. And his chamber music, be it the violin and piano sonatas, the string quartets, of the chamber works for somewhat larger groups have been particular favorites of mine.
On this CD we get the following:
- Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Complete)
Ian Brown (piano)
- String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
- String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
- String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88
- String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
- Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Richard Hosford (clarinet)
Performed by The Nash Ensemble: Marianne Thorsen and Malin Broman (violins), Lawrence Power, Philip Dukes (violas) & Paul Watkins, Tim Hugh (cellos)
The Nash Ensemble is one of Britain’s finest chamber ensembles. With a repertoire spanning the classical, romantic and contemporary and with over 255 new works in their repertoire, the Nash Ensemble has set a very high standard in music making.
The series of recordings they made of Brahms’s chamber works were highly praised. Gathered together in one box with new booklet notes, these recordings represent music making at its highest level.
Here is the Antonín Dvořák, Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 ‘Dumky’, III, Andante-Vivace and IV, Andante moderato, as performed by The Nash Ensemble of London:
And next, here is the Piano Quintet in A minor op. 84 II: Adagio, by Sir edward Elgar, performed by the Nash Ensemble:
Tags: Brahms, Chamber music, Nash Ensemble