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David Matthews: Essays, Tributes and Criticism
edited by Thomas Hyde
Plumbago Books, 2014, 320pp
ISBN: 9780956600769
Available in both hardback and paperback from
Boydell & Brewer
 
 Any admirer of David Matthews' music or, indeed, British music in general, will want this book, touching
as it does on so many other composers and musical issues.'
The Classical Reviewer

Thomas Hyde - who has edited this book's content with astute thoroughness - considers the function of 
melody and its corresponding context on a composer whose concern for what he himself terms the
vernacular has continued to inform his thinking in ever more focused and productive ways ... It amounts
to a finely assembled and engrossing tribute to a composer whose creativity shows no signs of abating ...
and that wears its academic credentials with deftness and not a little understatement.
Gramophone Magazine (November 2014)

The unpretentious clarity of Matthews's own writing is thrown into relief by (more essay-like) 'criticisms' from
such insightful writers as Arnold Whittall, Hugh Wood and Edward Venn.
BBC Music Magazine (December 2014)
 
 
 
Articles by Thomas Hyde

► 'Walking on the Wire: My New Violin Sonata', Musical Opinion Quarterly, October 2014, pp. 19-20.

► 'David Matthews, Melody and a Sense of Place', David Matthews: Essays, Tributes and Criticism
     Plumbago Books, 2014, pp. 198-207.

► 'Britten's Canticles: Christian Perspectives and Ideas' [lecture], University of Aberdeen, 22 November 2013.

► 'My Organ Music: Playing with Chants', The Organ, November 2012, pp. 40-1.

► 'Hugh Wood: an 80th birthday appreciation', Musical Opinion, May/June 2012, pp. 29-30.

► 'An Interview with Robert Saxton', Musical Opinion, July/August 2010, pp. 20-1.

► 'A Critic’s Collection' [on Bayan Northcott’s
The Way We Listen Now], May 2009.

► 'Tensions in the Territory' [on Holloway and Wood’s collected essays], October 2008.
 
► 'Musings on Williamson', April 2008.

► ‘Timothy Craig Harrison: Christe qui Lux es et Dies’,
The Organ, March 2008, p. 42.

► ‘Visions of Reality: David Matthews at 60’, The Musical Times, Spring 2003, pp. 33-9. 



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► Arnold Whittall, ‘Hyde' [CD review],
Tempo 265, July 2013, pp. 108-09.

► Burkhard Schafer, ‘Autumnal' [CD review],
Musik & Theater, May/June 2013.

► Richard Whitehouse, ‘Autumnal' [CD review],
International Record Review, December 2012, p. 67.

 Shirley Ratcliffe, ‘Launch pad: Part 1', Choir & Organ, January/February 2011, p. 21.

 Ben Hogwood, ‘Interview with Thomas Hyde', classicalsource.com, February 2010. 
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► Jill Barlow, ‘Thomas Hyde’s ‘Stephen Ward’’, Tempo, January 2009, pp. 67-8.

► Michael White, 'That Man Stephen Ward',
Opera Now, September/October 2009, p. 117.

► Nicholas Williams, ‘That Man Stephen Ward’, Opera, July 2008, pp. 835-36.
 

► Shirley Radcliffe, ‘Thomas Hyde: A Little Invocation’,
Choir & Organ, March/April 2007, pp. 28-29.

 Kate Dixon, ‘Postcard Project’, Piano Professional, January 2006, pp. 19-25.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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