Twelve overlooked chamber works by British composers have been
chosen to receive performances as part of the Encore project by the
Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3. The twelve works were
chosen from nearly 70 pieces nominated by artists, publishers and
The pieces selected include Anthony Payne's String Quartet no.1, which will receive its second performance 23 years after its premiere. The project will also showcase quartets by Philip Cashian, David Matthews, Giles Swayne and Hugh Wood. All the Encore performances will be broadcast on Radio 3, starting with the performance of the Payne quartet by the Tippett Quartet at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival on 23 June.