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

Catalogue Number: TOCC0015
EAN: 5060113440150
Release Date: 5 January 2005
Duration: 65:09

Piano Trio, Op. 17
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18
Conflict and Consolation, Op. 19

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

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.

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Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 65:09
1-3 Piano Trio, Op. 17 (1993-94)

Matthew Taylor, composer
Lowbury Piano Trio, piano trio

(first recording)
29:26
1 I. Grave – Allegro pesante 7:59 play
2 II. Theme and Variations: Adagio molto 15:04 play
3 III. Finale: Allegretto 6:23 play
4-6 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18 (c. 1995)

Matthew Taylor, composer
Schidlof Quartet, string quartet

(first recording)
17:56
4 I. Allegro vigoroso 6:06 play
5 II. Poco allegretto e misterioso 6:36 play
6 III. Vivace 5:14 play
7-8 Conflict and Consolation, Op. 19: A Symphonic Drama for Brass, Timpani and Percussion (c. 1996)

Matthew Taylor, composer
Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, ensemble
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

(first recording)
17:47
7 Conflict 5:58 play
8 Consolation 11:49 play

Artists

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor, composer

Lowbury Piano Trio (Pauline Lowbury, violin; Ursula Smith, cello; Elizabeth Burley, piano)

Lowbury Piano Trio, piano trio

The Schidlof Quartet (Ofer Falk and Rafael Todes, violins; Graham Oppenheimer, viola; Oleg Kogan, cello)

Schidlof Quartet, string quartet

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, ensemble

Martyn Brabbins

Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Reviews

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 28th December 2013

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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