David Matthews: Essays, Tributes and Criticism

David Matthews: Essays, Tributes and Criticism

by Thomas Hyde (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780956600783
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 06/19/2014
Series: Poetics of Music
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

Part 1 David Matthews: Selected Essays

Surveying the Scene

1 At 70: A Report on Progress 3

2 Renewing the Past; Some Personal Thoughts 5

3 'The Rest is Noise' (book review: Alex Ross) 17

4 The Art of the Fugue (book review: Joseph Kerman) 23

Symphonic Traditions

5 Mahler's Tenth Symphony (Deryck Cooke's Performing Version) 33

6 In Search of Mahler's Childhood 40

7 Sibelius and Living Traditions 46

8 Dark Pastoral 50

On Composers

9 This What You Call Music? (book review: Andrew Ford) 55

10 Benjamin Britten 57

a Death in Venice and the Third String Quartet

b (book review: Humphrey Carpenter)

c (book review: John Bridcut)

11 Berthold Goldschmidt 67

12 Charles Ives: (book reviews: Jan Swafford and Philip Lambert) 74

13 Igor Stravinsky: (book review Stephen Walsh) 76

14 Michael Tippett 78

a 1979 (book extract)

b 1999 (book review: David Clarke)

15 Pieces in Our Time: (book review: Patricia Hall and Friedemann Sallis) 86

Part 2 Tributes

'A Birthday Tribute' Colin Matthews 93

'David Matthews in Australia - a Memoir' Peter Sculthorpe 95

'The Emancipation of the Consonance' Roger Scruton 103

A Festival Friendship' George Vass 115

A Birthday Tribute Paul McCartney 117

Autumn Maggie Hemingway 118

The Dream's Awakening James Francis Brown 120

April Sonatina John McCabe 122

Gold Thread Pavel Zemek Novák 124

Partita Judith Weir 126

Birthday Tribute Dmitri Smirnov Elena Alissa Firsova 128

70-note Melody for David's 70th Robin Holloway 130

Sand Martins at Dunwich Robin Leanse 132

Part 3 Criticism

1 A View into the Landscape: David Matthews at 70' Malcolm MacDonald 137

2 'Enriching the Present: The Sixth and Seventh Symphonies' Arnold Whittall 145

3 'Matthews and the Single-movement Symphony' Edward Venn 160

4 'Symphonic Poems and Some Concertos' Geraint Lewis 181

5 'David Matthews's String Quartets: Some Reflections' Hugh Wood 188

6 'David Matthews, Melody and a Sense of Place' Thomas Hyde 198


Frank Ward: 'Seven Wines for Seven Symphonies' 208

Selected Works, Discography and Bibliography 215

Index 237

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