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String Trio No.1, Op.48

Category Chamber Music > Other Chamber Music
Composed 1989
Duration (approx) 11 minutes
Parts 

Violin, viola, cello

Recording(s) Winter Passions
Publisher Faber Music
Commission 

Nash Ensemble with financial assistance from IBM UK Ltd.

First performance 9 December 1989
Venue Wigmore Hall, London
Orchestra / Ensemble Nash Ensemble
Review Richard Morrison, The Times, 11 December 1989
  

David Matthews’s String Trio… packed four elegant movements into ten minutes. The Scherzo was a superb illusion: three instruments sounded like six in the process of pitting frantic off-beat chords against long lines. The jewel was in the slow movement: straight off the English elegy shelf, but beautifully dissolved into vibrato-less chords and harmonics.