James Macmillan, A Celebration

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170404

The Nash Ensemble contrast James MacMillan's capricious Piano Trio No 2 with Shostakovich's rather elegiac Piano Trio No 2, written in memory of a close friend and against the backdrop of the atrocities of the Second World War, as well Debussy's beautiful Violin Sonata.

Debussy: Violin Sonata

MacMillan: Piano Trio No 2

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2

Nash Ensemble

Laura Samuel, violin

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano.

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170405

As part of a month-long series of concerts in Glasgow in celebration of the recent work by James MacMillan, the Nash Ensemble explore MacMillan's characterful Horn Quintet and Ravel's masterwork for the piano trio while the RCS Voices perform his beautiful a cappella anthem O bone Jesu.

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

MacMillan: O bone Jesu

MacMillan: Horn Quintet

Nash Ensemble:

Richard Watkins, horn

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano

RCS Voices

Tim Dean, conductor.

As part of a month-long series of concerts in Glasgow in celebration of the recent work by James MacMillan, the Nash Ensemble explore MacMillan's characterful Horn Quintet and Ravel's masterwork for the piano trio while the RCS Voices perform his beautiful a cappella anthem O bone Jesu.

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

MacMillan: O bone Jesu

MacMillan: Horn Quintet

Nash Ensemble:

Richard Watkins, horn

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano

RCS Voices

Tim Dean, conductor.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170406

From the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Nash Ensemble perform James MacMillan's miniature quintets dedicated to composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish and Michael Berkeley alongside Brahms's epic masterpiece.

James MacMillan: Piano Quintets for Max, Sally and Michael

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34

Nash Ensemble:

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano.

From the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Nash Ensemble perform James MacMillan's miniature quintets dedicated to composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish and Michael Berkeley alongside Brahms's epic masterpiece.

James MacMillan: Piano Quintets for Max, Sally and Michael

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34

Nash Ensemble:

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano.

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20170407

Rounding off this week's celebration of chamber music by James MacMillan, the Nash Ensemble perform the composer's one-movement Second Cello Sonata alongside Shostakovich's equally succinct Seventh Quartet and Glazunov's serene Idyll and Serenade for Horn and Strings from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Down the road at St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow, the RCS Voices perform his penitential and evocative Miserere which draws much on the inspiration of Allegri's most famous work on this text.

Glazunov: Idyll and Serenade

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108

MacMillan: Cello Sonata No 2

MacMillan: Miserere

Nash Ensemble:

Richard Watkins, horn

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano

RCS Voices

Tim Dean, conductor.

Rounding off this week's celebration of chamber music by James MacMillan, the Nash Ensemble perform the composer's one-movement Second Cello Sonata alongside Shostakovich's equally succinct Seventh Quartet and Glazunov's serene Idyll and Serenade for Horn and Strings from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Down the road at St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow, the RCS Voices perform his penitential and evocative Miserere which draws much on the inspiration of Allegri's most famous work on this text.

Glazunov: Idyll and Serenade

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108

MacMillan: Cello Sonata No 2

MacMillan: Miserere

Nash Ensemble:

Richard Watkins, horn

Laura Samuel, violin

Annabelle Meare, violin

Scott Dickinson, viola

Adrian Brendel, cello

Alasdair Beatson, piano

RCS Voices

Tim Dean, conductor.