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Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
6 November 2012
The Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed in 1967 from the Principals of the orchestra to perform the larger chamber works. Led by Thomas Bowes, the Chamber Ensemble returns to St Martin-in-the-Fields with a beautiful programme Brahms’ seminal Sextet No.2. The Academy’s Principal Oboe Christopher Cowie will join the ensemble for Mozart’s charming Oboe Quartet, followed by Britten’s Phantasy Quartet.
Mozart Oboe Quartet
Britten Phantasy Quartet
Brahms Sextet No.2 in G major, Op 36
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“The performance was also exemplary chamber playing…acutely responsive and rich in nuanced details.”
February 2011, The Oregonian
"Despite the apparent technical ease with which the music flowed, this was a superbly controlled performance with conductor Ian Brown seamlessly integrating the soloists to great effect with the well-drilled Academy of St Martin's in the Fields chamber orchestra. There are many difficulties in this work, which make performances as dazzling and faultless as this a rarity."
Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman
"[Murray Perahia’s] gestures are flowing and demonstrative, and they brought forth a performance with the same shapeliness and zest that characterized the concertos. The orchestra produced a lovely sound, section for section, and often played with the cohesiveness of a chamber ensemble."
Alan Koznin, New York Times