Matthews: Symphony No. 2; Symphony No. 6

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>Matthews, David : Symphony no 2, Op. 17
>Matthews, David : Symphony no 6, Op. 100

Album Summary

>Matthews, David : Symphony no 2, Op. 17
>Matthews, David : Symphony no 6, Op. 100
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Notes & Reviews:

"These are important works by a composer not especially well known this side of the pond. Listeners interested in recent British symphonic music with conservative leanings...will be pleased. This orchestra is outstanding- and beautifully recorded."-American Record Guide

The Times
You can't stop David Matthews writing symphonies (his Seventh has its premiere next month), and please don't try...Jac van Steen and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales give persuasive performances: the Second's journey from innocence to experience is especially thrilling.

Gramophone Magazine
These are admirable performances...strongly characterised and recorded with immense sonic presence in BBC Wales's new Hoddinott Hall.

The Telegraph
The performers work hard to clarify the dense textures, and they play the intense white-hot ending as if their lives depended on it...The performances by the Nash Ensemble could hardly be bettered.

BBC Music Magazine
David Matthews's music is full of paradoxes - all of them positive. Its expressive manner and intellectual matter seem easy enough to grasp at first hearing but the openness is deceptive. There's plenty more beneath the surface that awaits discovery...The performances are wonderfully warm and insightful.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BBC Hoddinott Hall (02/12/2009-02/14/2009).



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>Matthews, David : Symphony no 2, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Hoddinott Hall (02/12/2009-02/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1976-1979

>Matthews, David : Symphony no 6, Op. 100
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: BBC Hoddinott Hall (02/12/2009-02/14/2009)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2003-2007