The score to David Matthews' Piano Trio No.1.

Matthews’ Piano Trio No.1 was first performed in 1984 at London’s Southbank Centre. The first movement is in sonata form, with a slow introduction that provides thematic material; a ‘drily humorous’ scherzo, with Viennese touches, follows and is in part a portrait of writer Hans Keller, whose friendship with Matthews is reflected throughout the work. The following Adagio is a transcription of Matthews’ setting of poet Kathleen Raine in his song cycle The Golden Kingdom (1983). The finale of the 23-minute work is simplicity itself, inspired by a trip to the Scottish Highlands: a long melody is presented by each instrument in turn.