David Matthews: Music for Piano

David Matthews: Music for Piano

In his piano music, as in his symphonies and string quartets, the English composer David Matthews (b. 1943) marries the idiom of classical tradition with that of his own day. His 2009 Piano Concerto, Mozartian in spirit, contains both a tango and a blues; his Piano Sonata of 1989 includes jazz elements, and his 1997 Variations feature both blues and a homage to Beethoven. The moods range from contemplative introspection to fiery, rhythmic energy, captured here in feisty performances by the Finnish pianist Laura Mikkola, whom the composer describes as 'a marvellous exponent of my music'.

Laura Mikkola, piano
Orchestra Nova, orchestra
George Vass, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0166
EAN/UPC: 5060113441669
Release Date: 04.03.2013
Composer: David Matthews
Artists: George Vass, Laura Mikkola, Orchestra Nova

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    Piano Concerto, Op. 111 (2009)

  1. I Con moto moderato
  2. II Tango: Tempo di tango energico
  3. III Elegy: Largo e mesto
  4. IV Allegro con spirito
  5. Piano Sonata, Op. 47 (1989)

  6. I Allegro molto e ritmico
  7. II Andante
  8. III Allegro
  9. Variations for Piano, Op. 72 (1997)

  10. Theme: Allegro
  11. Var. 1: L’istesso tempo
  12. Var. 2: Poco pi├╣ sostenuto
  13. Var. 3: Vivace e leggiero
  14. Var. 4: Un poco solenne
  15. Var. 5: Presto leggiero
  16. Var. 6: Allegro moderato
  17. Var. 7: Allegro drammatico
  18. Var. 8: Scherzando
  19. Var. 9: Molto vivace
  20. Var. 10: Scorrevole
  21. Var. 11: Presto ludovicioso
  22. Var. 12: Allegro
  23. Var. 13: Allegro di galoppo
  24. Var. 14: L’istesso tempo
  25. Var. 15: Con molta anima
  26. Var. 16: Slow blues
  27. Var. 17: Allegretto con precisione
  28. Var. 18: Andante appassionato
  29. Var. 19: Poco maestoso
  30. Var. 20: Moderate blues
  31. Var. 21: Allegro
  32. Var. 22: Lento e mesto
  33. Var. 23: Quasi recitativo, con licenza
  34. Var. 24: Andantino semplice
  35. Two Dionysus Dithyrambs, Op. 94 (2007 and 2004)

  36. No. 1 With steady, calm movement
  37. No. 2 Esultante
  38. One to Tango, Op. 51d (1990, arr. 1993): Tempo di tango

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