Nash Series at Wigmore Hall
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Nash Ensemble 2019-20 Series at Wigmore Hall


Around Schubert

promoted by the Nash Concert Society:

The Nash Ensemble places the music of Franz Schubert at the centre of its annual series. The programmes thus feature some of the greatest chamber works ever written: the 'Trout' Quintet for piano and strings; the String Quintet from the last months of Schubert's life; the abundantly tuneful Octet for wind and strings; and the two masterly piano trios. There is also music by his contemporaries, including Weber, Spohr, Rossini, Beethoven and Beethoven's pupil and friend Ferdinand Ries, and by his forerunners and successors, ranging from Haydn to the Mendelssohns, brother and sister, and Schumann. The programmes are enhanced by a strand of songs by Schubert and other significant figures of his time, featuring renowned guest artists Stephanie d'Oustrac, Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist and Elizabeth Watts.

October 12, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
Pre-concert talk by Dr Katy Hamilton  
With Stephanie d'Oustrac (mezzo-soprano)  
Weber: Scottish Folk Songs for voice, flute, violin, cello & piano
Schubert: Quartetsatz in C minor, D703
Group of songs by Spohr and Schubert
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667 'Trout'

November 16, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
Beethoven: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.16
Mendelssohn: Konzertstuck No.2 in D minor for clarinet, basset horn & piano
Beethoven: Wind Octet in E flat, Op.103  
Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.76 No.3 'Emperor'
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op.34
Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956  
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December 7, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
Robert Schumann: Three Romances Op.94 tr for flute & piano
Chopin: Variations on a Theme of Rossini for flute & harp
Schubert: Songs arranged for 2 harps by John Thomas
Ferdinand Ries: Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11  
with Roderick Williams (baritone)  
Beethoven: Folk Songs for voice & piano trio
Rossini: Wind Quartet No.1
Schubert are. D Matthews: Six Songs from Schwanengesang for voice, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quartet and double bass
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44  
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January 18, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
Moscheles: Fantasy, Variations & Finale for piano, violin, clarinet & piano
Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat, D897 'Notturno'
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for cello & piano 
Rossini: Sonata No.1 in G for 2 violins, cello & double bass
Spohr: Octet in E for 2 horns, violin, 2 violas, cello & double bass
Schubert: Octet in F, D803  
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February 8, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11
Weber: Introduction, Theme & Variations for clarinet & piano
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: String Quartet in E flat  
with James Gilchrist (tenor)  
Group of songs for voice and piano by Loewe, Reichard & Zelter (with Roger Vigones, piano)
Felix Mendeossohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op.13
Schubert: Auf dem Stron, D843 for tenor, horn & piano
Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat, D898  
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March 7, Wigmore Hall - 'Around Schubert'  
With Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Simon Crawford=Phillips (piano), Roger Vignoles (piano)  
Ferdinand Ries: Quintet in B minor, Op.74 for piano, string trio & double bass
Rossini: Group of songs from Soirees Musicales
Schubert: Shepher on the Rock, D965 for soprano, clarinet & piano
Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat, D929  
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March 8, Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert - 'Around Schubert'  
Schubert: String Trio in B flat, D471
Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20  
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March 24, Wigmore Hall - 'Nash Inventions'  
5.30pm: Side by Side with members of the Nash  
6.30pm: Pre-concert Talk  
7.30pm: Mark-Anthony Turnage 60th birthday concert
With: Claire Booth (soprano), Jonathan Berman (conductor)  
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Turnage: Sarabande for soprano saxophone & piano
Knussen: Songs Without Voices
Turnage: Slide Stride for pian & string quartet
Ravel: Duo for violin & cello
George Benjamin: Viola Viola
Turnage: Owl Songs (WP) for soprano, and ensemble