Bath Mozartfest 2023 – Nash Ensemble at the Assembly Rooms

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16 November 2023 at 7:30 pm
16 November 2023 at 9:30 pm

Benjamin Nabarro violin
Jonathan Stone violin
Lawrence Power viola
Timothy Ridout viola
Adrian Brendel cello
Graham Mitchell double bass
Richard Hosford clarinet
Ursula Leveaux bassoon
Richard Watkins horn

Dvořák Two Waltzes for String Quartet Op 54 Nos 1 & 4

Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G major Op 111

Schubert Octet in F major D 803 for clarinet, bassoon, horn & strings

The Nash Ensemble, described in The Daily Telegraph as “Britain’s most revered chamber group”, has long been a firm favourite with Bath audiences. Their programme this year will open with two charming Dvořák waltzes combining the elegance of 19th century Vienna with Czech passion. Then the joyful, celebratory and sweepingly optimistic String Quintet in G major Op 111 which Brahms at the time intended to be his final piece. This appealing programme is completed by Schubert’s famous Octet. The rich textures and nuanced harmonic language of this epic work will allow the musicians to show their virtuosity and offer a spine-tingling musical experience before coming to a thrilling finale.