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David Matthews's new CD of solo violin music

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

Revisiting two of David Matthews’s symphonies

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with old friends. David Matthews, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year, has been doing just that; 2013 has been filled with memorable performances by groups with whom Matthews has had long-standing associations. This October his symphonies take centre stage with both the English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic revisiting symphonies that Matthews wrote for them. Read more

Premiere of David Matthews' 'Romanza'

Violinist Madeleine Mitchell is to premiere David Matthews' 'Romanza' in festivals around England and Scotland, culminating in the London premiere in March 2013 for the composer's 70th birthday. Read more

David Matthews - The Symphonist

The recent spate of recordings of David Matthews’ earlier symphonies have led to a burdgeoning recognition that in him we have a major British symphonist! Matthews’ 7th Symphony proved no exception to this view. Read more

David Matthews Orchestral CD 'Outstanding'

Three of Matthews’ most substantial works feature on this new disc, including the evocative and pictorial Music of Dawn; his dramatic cello concerto Concerto in Azzurro (mastered by cellist and Young Musician of the Year, Guy Johnston) and A Vision and a Journey, all beautifully executed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Rumon Gamba. Read more

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