An influential figure both personally and musically,Thomas Wilson was the leading light in a group of composers whose vision and technical assurance brought an international modernism into 20th-century Scottish music. In the chamber works collected here, moments of extraordinary stillness merge into fast, propulsive music whose compelling energies are matched by the individual and collective virtuosity of Simon Smith, Allan Neave and the Edinburgh Quartet.This recording has been made possible with financial support from the Thomas Wilson Trust.
"An astounding player, with a huge expressive range" IRR [on Simon Smith]
"A bright sound with a ring of steel around it that is ideal for modern music" Daily Telegraph [on the Edinburgh Quartet]
29th July 2009
“The performers, above all pianist Simon Smith, lavish every possible care on the music. They bring out the occasional moments of poetry, but they can’t hide the rhythmic squareness or the prevailing atmosphere of worthiness.”