THE SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE
THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2012 at 7.30pm
We are very privileged to be having the Schubert Ensemble play for us in Nairn - they will be playing the same programme at the Wigmore Hall on Remembrance Sunday.
The Schubert Ensemble
Simon Blendis (violin)
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Douglas Paterson (viola)
Jane Salmon (cello)
William Howard (Piano)
Brahms Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor
Jonathan Dove Piano Quintet
Elgar Piano Quintet
The concert opens with Brahms' deeply personal Piano Quartet No 3 which includes possibly the most gorgeous slow movement in the repertoire. The concert closes with Elgar's wartime masterpiece, his warm and autumnal Piano Quintet, written at the end of World War 1. These late romantic pieces contrast vividly with Jonathan Dove's sparkling and energetic Piano Quintet, which is full of wit and rhythmic vitality, written for the Schubert Ensemble in 2009.
The Ensemble will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2013 and has established itself as one of the world's leading exponents of music for piano and strings.