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Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Stephan Loges (baritone)
The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend
The writing has many of David Matthews's familiar strengths: a fine sensuous imagination, adventurous harmony that makes clear aural sense, an equally clear sense of organic development of ideas...It's... — More…
[Quartet No. 1] appears influenced by Schoenberg, Bartók and, in some of its aphoristic yet highly expressive melodic fragments, Janáček. Quartet No. 2 (1974-76) is more 'of its time', the Scherzo's... — More…
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)
Toccata has shown sterling commitment to Matthews’ productive oeuvre. It is no coincidence that the music is fully worthy of such staunch promotion. — More…
It reinforces the view that, Robert Simpson apart, he is probably the most important British quartet composer of recent decades...The Kreutzer Quartet (each of whom gets a solo spot in the work's... — More…
Not only our most prominent symphonist, Matthews leads the way in maintaining the time-honoured genre of the string quartet...The Kreutzers’ performances are deeply felt. — More…
Peter Sheppard Skærved (violin)
While the monumental 15 Fugues for solo violin charm and astonish, it's the passionate Schubert homage Winter Journey that's the high point. Peter Sheppard Skaerved's playing sets a gold standard. — More…