Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Divertimento in D major, K. 136/125a


Johannes Brahms,
Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40


Sergei Prokofiev,
Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34


Ernő Dohnányi,
Sextet in C Major, Op. 37

Founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the most famous chamber orchestras in the world. It is named after the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London where it performed for the first time. In the second half of the 20th century, the Academy’s distinctive, extremely lively and rhythmically spot-on style set defining standards in the interpretation of baroque music. The orchestra did not resort to the use of historic instruments, yet managed to successfully combine modern performance practices with baroque and classical sound ideals. With more than 500 recordings, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields has the most extensive recording catalogue of all chamber orchestras that not only features an impressive repertoire of classical music but also the soundtracks to major films such as Amadeus, The English Patient and Titanic.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was established in 1967. Its members are drawn from the principal players of the orchestra. It was created exclusively in order to perform the larger chamber works, from quintets to octets, with players who customarily work together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. The resulting homogeneity and broader sound due its larger size add a rarely achieved brilliance and depth to their interpretations. The variety of the programme to be performed in the Schinkel Church, which features works by Mozart, Brahms, Prokofiev and Dohnányi, proves that the Academy has long since abandoned its focus on baroque music.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble


  • Saturday, 14.05.2016
  • 19:00
  • Schinkel Church

Price group I:
€ 30 / concessions
and NHB-Card € 24

Price group II:
€ 24 / concessions
and NHB-Card € 18

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