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- "The hallmarks of the Academy sound -- which is typically brilliant, light, reserved, even polite -- were still there in chipper, clean performances of two early symphonies set at...
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
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"[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