Performed by the renowned Scottish chamber ensemble, the Hebrides Ensemble, Schubert’s Octet is one of the best loved of all pieces of chamber music. Cast on a grand scale in six movements it is also a work of the most sublime genius – in turn profound and playful, virtuosic and lyrical. Howells’s Rhapsodic Quintet for clarinet and strings was composed just after the Great War and is one of his finest works, infused, like the music of Schubert, with songful melody.
This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast at a later date.
‘The ensemble beautifully articulated each and every phrase in this impeccable performance.’
Scotland on Sunday
‘One of the most innovative and thrilling ensembles in Europe.’ The Guardian
Also in the programme –
Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet