CDs featuring Hugh WOOD

Hugh Wood: Chamber Music

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Hugh Wood: Chamber Music

Overture for Piano Trio, Op. 48
Variations for Viola and Piano, Op. 1
Paraphrase for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 26
Poem for violin and piano, Op. 35
Clarinet Trio, Op. 40
Piano Trio, Op. 24

Paul Silverthorne, viola
Roger Heaton, clarinet
London Archduke Trio, piano trio
Nathaniel Vallois, violin
Gabriella Swallow, cello
Charles Wiffen, piano

Hugh Wood, born in Lancashire in 1932, is one of Britain’s most distinguished composers, his music marrying expressionist power and lyrical elegance. Although Wood has a number of large-scale pieces to his credit, he prefers the intimacy of chamber music and these six works – ranging from his Op. 1, written in 1958, to Overture for Piano Trio of 2005 – expertly balance formal clarity, rigorous craftsmanship and a high charge of energy.