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Colin MATTHEWS   ~   David MATTHEWS

NMC D033 Cover Colin MATTHEWS (b. 1946)_________________NMC D033
The Great Journey

Fuga • Night's Mask • The Great Journey
David Wilson-Johnson, baritone • Patrizia Kwella, soprano • The Nash Ensemble • Lionel Friend, conductor
'A fizzing display of musical energy for which its composer is renowned baritone David Wilson-Johnson and the Nash Ensemble acquit themselves superbly' BBC Music Magazine
'A useful introduction to one of our most gifted composers. Matthews has a capacity to make you dizzy' The Sunday Times
NMC D101 Cover Colin MATTHEWS (b. 1946)_________________NMC D101
Machines & Dreams       ANCORA - 2 CD SET

Cello Concerto No.1 • Hidden Variables • Machines and Dreams • Memorial • Quatrain • Sonata No.5
Alexander Baillie, cello • London Sinfonietto • London Symphony Orchestra • Michael Tilson Thomas, John Carewe, conductors
'This set offers a rounded portrait of a restlessly questing composer… big architectonic pieces in performances of impressive might under Carewe' The Sunday Times
NMC D149 Cover Colin MATTHEWS (b. 1946)_________________NMCD149
Divertimento

Oboe Quartet No.1 • String Quartet No.2 • Divertimento for Double String Quartet
Divertimenti Ensemble • Brindisi Quartet
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NMC D227 Cover Colin MATTHEWS (b. 1946)_________________NMCD227
Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto • Cortege • Cello Concerto No.2
Leila Josefowicz, violin • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Oliver Knussen conductor • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra • Riccardo Chailly conductor • Anssi Karttunen cello • Rumon Gamba conductor
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NMC D021 Cover David MATTHEWS (b. 1943)_________________NMC D021S
David Matthews & Anthony Powers       CD SINGLE

David MATTHEWS Piano Sonata Op.47
Anthony POWERS The Memory Room

William Howard, piano
'Howard's playing throughout the disc is, as you might imagine, faultless' The Musical Times
'I enjoyed encountering The Memory Room… veering unpredictably between moments of Lisztian sparkle, Beethoven-like muscularity, nightclub jazziness and private meditation… and David Matthews's Piano Sonata… knottily motivic and propulsively rhythmic' Classic CD
NMC D067 Cover David MATTHEWS (b. 1943)_________________NMC D067
In the Dark Time

Chaconne • In the Dark Time
BBC Symphony Orchestra • Jac van Steen, conductor
'Richly orchestrated, with a fine balance between ensemble textures and individual instrumental lines and colours, these vividly captured performances are played with sensitivity and considerable flair by the BBCSO' The Observer
'This release is immensely welcome: two of the finest British orchestral works of the Eighties, utterances symphonic in scale and at least as powerful as any of Matthews's numbered symphonies… the performances, beautifully paced and balanced, seem exemplary' BBC Music Magazine
NMC D084 Cover David MATTHEWS (b. 1943)_________________NMC D084
Symphony No.4       ANCORA

Cantiga • Introit • September Music • Symphony No.4
Jill Gomez, soprano • Bournemouth Sinfonietta • John Carewe, conductor • East of England Orchestra • Malcolm Nabarro, conductor
'Beautiful, individual things in all four pieces… Matthews is at his best when he's most unashamedly Romantic' BBC Music Magazine
'A highly individual voice… The Symphony No.4 … plays musical games of great ingenuity. Sample this music, accessible in the best sense, by the tango fourth movement, described as 'slightly manic" The Sunday Telegraph
NMC D152 Cover David MATTHEWS (b. 1943)_________________NMC D152
Winter Passions

Terrible Beauty • Clarinet Quartet • Marina • String Trio • String Trio No.2 • Winter Passions
Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano • Stephan Loges, baritone • The Nash Ensemble • Lionel Friend, conductor
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