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David Matthews

(b. 1943)


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(b London, 1943).

Eng. composer and writer, brother of Colin Matthews. Worked with Britten and helped D. Cooke on perf. version of Mahler's 10th Sym. Author of book on mus. of Tippett (1980). Prin. works:

orch.:

syms.: No.1 (1975, rev. 1978), No.2 (1976–9), No.3 (1983–5), No.4, chamber orch. (1989–90), No.5 (1998–9);

September Music

(1979); vn. conc. No.1 (1980–2), No.2 (1997–8);

White Nights

, fantasy, vn., small orch. (1980);

Introit

, 2 tpt., str. (1981);

In the Dark Time

(1984–5);

Variations

, str. (1986);

Chaconne

(1986–7);

The Music of Dawn

(1989–90);

Romanza

, vc., chamber orch. (1990);

Scherzo capriccioso

(1990);

Capriccio

, 2 hn., str (1991); ob. conc. (1991–2);

From Sea to Sky

, ov. (1992);

A Vision and a Journey

(1993);

2 Pieces

, str. (1996–2000);

Winter Remembered

, va., str. (2001); vc. conc. (2001–2);

Scherzo

(2003–4).

voice(s) & instr(s).:

3 Songs

, sop., orch. (1968–71);

Stars

, ch., orch. (1970);

The Golden Kingdom

, high v., pf. (1979–83);

Cantiga

, sop., chamber orch. (1987–8);

Marina

, bar., basset hn., vc., pf. (1988);

From Coastal Stations

, medium v., pf. (1990–1);

The Sleeping Lord

, sop., fl., cl., hp., str. qt. (1992);

Spell of Sleep

, sop., 2 cl., va., vc., db. (1992);

2 Housman Songs

, sop., str. qt. (1996);

Winter Passions

, bar., cl., vn., va., vc., pf. (1999);

L'Invitation au voyage

, sop., cl., vn., va., vc., pf. (2003);

Movement of Autumn

, sop., small orch. (2004–5).

unacc. chorus:

The Company of Lovers

(1980);

The Ship of Death

(1988–9);

Fanfare for the Queen Mother

(1990);

The Doorway of the Dawn

(1999);

Aequam memento

(2004).

chamber music:

str. qts., No.1 (1970, rev. 1980), No.2 (1974–6), No.3 (1977–8), No.4 (1981), No.5 (1984), No.6 (1991), No.7 (1993), No.8 (1998), No.9 (2000), No.10 (2000–1);

Duet Variations

, fl., pf. (1982);

Winter Journey

, vn. (1982–3); pf. trio (1983); cl. qt. (1984);

3 Studies

, vn. (1985);

Aria

, vn., pf. (1986);, No. 8 (1998), No. 9 (2000) No. 10 (2000–1);

Concertino

, ob., str. qt. (1986–7); str. trio No.1 (1989), No.2 (2003); pf. sonata (1989);

Long Lion Days

, vc., pf. (1991);

Three to Tango

, pf. trio (1991), No.2 (1993–4); pf. quintet (2004);

Little Serenade

, str. qt. (2004);

Journeying Songs

, vc. (2004).

Subjects: Music.


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