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Composer of the Week:Colin Matthews


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Colin Matthews spent his formative years as Benjamin Britten 's copyist and later as his amanuensis. He went on to forge a career as a composer and has been in constant demand ever since. Today he talks to Donald Macleod about his approach to word setting in Night's Mask and the work written as a sunny counterpart to it and regarded as a turning point in his career - Suns Dance. Variation on Sumer Is Icumen In
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jac Van Steen
Night's Mask Patrizia Kwella (soprano), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Suns Dance London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Cortege BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba


Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

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Composer of the Week:Colin Matthews

BBC Radio 3, 15 October 2002 9.00

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