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Brahms: The String Sextets / The Nash Ensemble

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The Brahms String Sextets, among his most attractive chamber works, make an ideal coupling on disc. The Nash Ensemble, with a particularly strong line-up of violas and cellos, offer superb new versions, crisp and clear, beautifully coordinated, with plenty of light and shade, and infectious springing of rhythms." -Gramophone

The Independent on Sunday
A red wine, red-meat disc from the must-have boutique label.

Gramophone Magazine
The Brahms String Sextets... make an ideal coupling on disc. The Nash Ensemble, with a particularly strong line-up of violas and cellos, offer superb new versions, crisp and clear, beautifully co-ordinated, with plenty of light and shade, and infectious springing of rhythms.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The Nash Ensemble, with a particularly strong line-up of violas and cellos, offer superb new versions, crisp and clear, beautifully coordinated, with plenty of light and shade, and infectious springing of rhythms. There is real precision and polish of ensemble here that marks the Nash performances out. The players appear to be listening keenly and responding to one another. The Nash omit exposition repeats in the first movement of each sextet, unlike the older versions. As a sampler try the delectable third movement Scherzo of No 1, which with the Nash Ensemble is beautifully and wittily sprung, one of the gems of Brahms's chamber music.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (12/20/2006-12/22/2006)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1860

>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (12/20/2006-12/22/2006)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1864-1865