The fourth of Hugh Wood’s five string quartets was recently selected for Encore
– a scheme run by the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 designed to give repeat performances and broadcasts of works by living British composers. Wood's quartet is a masterly four-movement piece: music of passion and closely wrought integrity. It follows a performance of Debussy’s early quartet, which already reaches into the future with its sensual colour and improvisatory tone.
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet in G minor
You can hear a taster of Hugh Wood's quartet, along with other works featured in the Encore scheme, by following this link
. This is one of two Encore performances taking place at this year's BBC Proms. Find out about the second concert here!