Saturday 13 January 2018 7:30PM

Nash Ensemble; Lawrence Power; Ian Brown; Stéphanie d'Oustrac

Debussy, Vierne, Honnoré, Duparc and Ravel


  • Nash Ensemble
  • Lawrence Power viola
  • Ian Brown piano, conductor
  • Stéphanie d'Oustrac mezzo-soprano
  • Tim Horton piano, antique cymbals
  • Benjamin Nabarro violin
  • Michael Gurevich violin
  • Adrian Brendel cello
  • Graham Mitchell double bass
  • Philippa Davies flute, piccolo
  • Sarah Newbold flute
  • Richard Hosford clarinet
  • Marie Lloyd clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Ian Watson accordion

Debussy’s epoch-making Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune prefaces a group of French viola pieces by Vierne, Debussy and the little-known Honnoré.

French mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac sings two exquisite songs by Duparc alongside an arrangement of Debussy’s elusive Mallarmé cycle, before the concert ends with magnificent works by Ravel.


This concert is scheduled for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 17 January at 7:30pm

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune (arr. Benno Sachs)
  • Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
        • Deux pièces Op. 5
  • Claude Debussy
        • Beau soir (arr. for viola and piano)
  • Léon Honnoré (1859-1930)
        • Morceau de concert Op. 23
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
        • L'invitation au voyage
        • Phidylé
  • Claude Debussy
        • Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (arr. Colin Matthews for voice and ensemble)
  • Interval
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Chansons madécasses
        • String Quartet in F major

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