BAX Quintet for Oboe and Strings
STANFORD Fantasy in A minor - for horn and string quartet
BRUCH 8 Pieces Op.83 (excerpts) - for clarinet, viola and piano
ELGAR Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra Op.62 - arr. for bassoon and string quartet
BENNETT Sextet in F sharp minor Op.8 - for string quintet and piano
Ensemble 360 performs a programme inspired by our great heritage of music-making in Britain.
Sir Arnold Bax was often inspired by Britain and Ireland, and the influence of Irish folk tunes is readily apparent in this piece.
A hidden gem of late Romantic chamber music, Stanford’s Fantasy is compelling and dramatic, and full of contrasts.
Sheffield-born composer Sir William Sterndale Bennett was the pre-eminent British composer of his generation. Written at the climax of a brief creative period, his delightful Sextet possesses a flavour of Mendelssohn, who greatly admired him.