David Matthews

(1943 - )


‘few other living composers can deploy the classical virtues of clarity, tradition and restraint to such cogent ends’
Tempo Magazine, January 2008
‘…there are ample signs that the new modernism of tonal compromise might in his case yield a style every bit as complex and a great deal more subtly expressive than much of the standard work-list for university analysis classes … He may always have rejected Darmstadt but the rejection has been vigorous and in the best sense synthetic, in that debris of Neo-Modernism is just as likely to resurface in his work as memories of Britten or Tippett.'
The Independent


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