The Nash Ensemble

Saturday 29 June, 7.30 pm

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The Nash Ensemble at Thaxted Festival

The Nash Ensemble present a sumptuous concert of music by Schubert, Beethoven and Berwald. Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall, Nash Ensemble are described as ‘chamber music royalty’.

Schubert: String Trio in B♭ D471
Berwald: Grand Septet in B♭
Beethoven: Septet in E♭ Op 20

The Nash Ensemble is renowned as one of Britain’s finest chamber ensembles, formed 60 years ago this year. Winners of numerous awards, they have been the Resident Chamber Ensemble at Wigmore Hall since 2010.

Their programme will envelop us in sumptuous nineteenth-century chamber music. Schubert’s delightful 1816 String Trio is a miniature gem, a microcosm of his later style, and a treasured work in the string repertoire. Swedish composer Berwald chose the same combination of instruments as Beethoven in his Septet, but his is written in his own expressive voice, with influence of Italian opera in the Finale. Beethoven’s enormously popular Septet, composed in 1799 before the composer had any inkling of his impending deafness, epitomises the frothiest of late-18th century musical entertainments – the serenade and divertimento tradition.

This recital is followed by a reception for Thaxted Music Lovers at Gold, Silver and Bronze Plus levels, by invitation.

‘The Nash are chamber music royalty.’ The Sunday Times

This concert is sponsored by friends of Thaxted Festival who wish to remain anonymous.

Venue: Thaxted Parish Church
Tickets: £34*, £30, £26, £22, £14. Age 30 and under: £10
*Premium seating in centre front rows.

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Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
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Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
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Claire Seymour, in Seen and Heard International.
“…this was a wonderfully enjoyable and engaging performance that really punched above its weight. The audience in Thaxted clearly loved it and were fully engaged, whilst this experienced reviewer was carried away as well.”
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