Matthew Taylor: Chamber Music, Music for Brass

Matthew Taylor: Chamber Music

The music of Matthew Taylor (b. 1964) seeks to give the symphonic tradition continued relevance in the modern age. These three works, composed consecutively between 1993 and 1996, demonstrate Taylor’s concern with the essentials of symphonic thought in the long-term generation and deployment of energy, using a language which stems from the legacy of Sibelius and Nielsen, with points of reference to Robert Simpson, Vagn Holmboe and Michael Tippett.

Lowbury Piano Trio, piano trio
Schidlof Quartet, string quartet
Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, ensemble
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0015
EAN/UPC: 5060113440150
Release Date: 05.01.2005
Composer: Matthew Taylor
Artists: Lowbury Piano Trio, Martyn Brabbins, Members of the BBC Orchestra, Schidlof Quartet

2 reviews for Matthew Taylor: Chamber Music, Music for Brass

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    “The three works on this enterprising release from the new Toccata Classics label reveal a composer of integrity and intelligence. […] music of quality and genuine staying power. I’m happy to report that performances and recordings […] are uniformly admirable, as is the presentation (Taylor himself provides the helpful listening notes). Well worth exploring.” —Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

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    “The performance by the Lowbury Piano Trio is truly first rate. …The Schidlof Quartet does a wonderful job with some intensely dynamic and often sensitive playing. …The members of the BBCSO percussion deserve much praise…Martyn Brabbins draws great tension from his players as the music moves forward to successive peaks before the music quietens, with deep sounds of the tuba and delicate percussion as it moves towards the coda where the tuba is left alone. All the recordings on this disc are excellent…” The Classical Reviewer

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