(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.'
News & Reviews
A specially commissioned anthem by David Matthews will be premiered at Westminster Abbey next week as part of a vigil remembering the outbreak of the First World War. Read more
David Matthews’s Fifteen Fugues for solo violin, composed over four years between 1998 and 2002, not only constitute what is probably the largest set of violin fugues by a living composer; they also form an extended essay in musical portraiture, with each fugue ‘depicting’ its dedicatee. Read more