War's Embers [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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20181113The Nash Ensemble and Ashley Wass mark 100 years since the Armistice of 1918.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Fiona Talkington presents the first of 4 concerts from LSO St Luke's in London given by the Nash Ensemble and Ashley Wass to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Today, members of the Nash Ensemble perform Ireland's heartbreakingly beautiful Piano Trio No.2 written in 1917 and Elgar's Piano Quintet. in A minor, written in his Sussex retreat at the end of the First World War.

Fiona Talkignton (presenter)

IRELAND
Piano Trio No.2
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Ian Brown (piano)

ELGAR
Piano Quintet in A minor
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Michael Gurevich (violin)
David Adams (viola)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Ian Brown (piano)

The Nash Ensemble mark 100 years since the 1918 Armistice with music by Ireland and Elgar.

20181114"

Fiona Talkington presents the second of 4 concerts from LSO St Luke's in London given by the Nash Ensemble and tenor James Gilchrist to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Today, members of the Nash Ensemble perform a selection of chamber music composed during the war years and the immediate aftermath by Delius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bliss and Gurney.

Fiona Talkington (presenter)

DELIUS, arr. FENBY
Air and Dance for flute and piano
Philippa Davies (flute)
Ian Brown (piano)

ELGAR
Sospiri
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Ian Brown (piano)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Romance: Andantino for viola and piano
Lawrence Power (viola)
Ian Brown (piano)

BLISS
Conversations
Philippa Davies (flute)
David Thomas (oboe/cor anglais)
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Adrian Brendel (cello)

GURNEY
Ludlow and Teme
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
Michael Gurevich (violin)
Lawrence Power (viola)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Ian Brown (piano)

The Nash Ensemble mark 100 years since the Armistice with music from Delius to Gurney.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

The Nash Ensemble and Ashley Wass mark 100 years since the Armistice of 1918.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Romance: Andantino for viola & piano
Lawrence Power (viola)
Ian Brown (piano)

20181115Fiona Talkington presents the third of 4 concerts from a series of concerts called War's Embers recorded with the Nash Ensemble and Ashley Wass at LSO St Luke's in London to mark 100 years since the Armistice of November 1918 was declared. Today, Ashley Wass performs solo piano works written by Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge and Edward Elgar in response to the horrors of the First World War. The recital ends with Bridge's Piano Sonata, written between 1921 and 1924, which was his first important post-war work in which his complex later style emerges.

Fiona Talkington (presenter)

BRIDGE
Miniature Pastorals Set 1 No. 3

BAX
Dream in Exile

ELGAR
Echo's Dance 'The Sanguine Fan'

BRIDGE
Piano Sonata

Ashley Wass (piano)

Pianist Ashley Wass marks 100 years since the Armistice with music from Bridge to Elgar.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

20181116"

Fiona Talkington presents the final concert in this series, War's Embers, recorded at LSO St Luke's in London in which the Nash Ensemble and soprano Lucy Crowe commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Today, we hear chamber music by four lesser-heard composers writing in the aftermath of the First World War.

Fiona Talkignton (presenter)

BAX
Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp

GEORGE BUTTERWORTH
Love Blows as the Wind Blows

PATRICK HADLEY
Scene from 'The Woodlanders'

REBECCA CLARKE
Piano Trio

Nash Ensemble
Lucy Crowe (soprano)

The Nash Ensemble mark 100 years since the Armistice with music by Bax and Butterworth.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

The Nash Ensemble and Ashley Wass mark 100 years since the Armistice of 1918.