Bruch: String Octet, String Quintets / Nash Ensemb
The Nash Ensemble
Bruch: String Quintet in E Flat, Op. posth (1918) Octet in B flat major, Op. post. (1920) String Quintet in A minor, Op. posth (1918)
Music which belies the date and circumstances of its composition. All three works were written in the immediate aftermath of World War I, yet inhabit a sound world of Brahmsian richness and warmth—very much the product of the composer of the famous Violin Concerto. The Nash Ensemble are ideal interpreters.