Johann Sebastian Bach: Ricercar a 6 from the Musical Offering
Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in Bflat Major, Op. 18
George Enescu: String Octet in C Major, Op. 7
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Tomo Keller, violin
Harvey de Souza, violin
Jennifer Godson, violin
Martin Burgess, violin
Robert Smissen, viola
Fiona Bonds, viola
Caroline Dale, cello
Will Schofield, cello
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra and led by violinist Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble performs in all shapes and sizes, from string quintets to octets, and in various other configurations featuring winds. Its touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs.
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