Colin Matthews: Machines and Dreams

Colin Matthews: Machines and Dreams

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This 2-disc Ancora reissue brings together Alexander Baillie's impassioned recording of Matthews' Cello Concerto No.1, the expansive Landscape, and four works commissioned by the LSO - including the riotous Machines and Dreams, an updated 'toy symphony' which includes bird calls, football rattles and video-game sound effects.

Recordings originally released on Collins Classics and Unicorn-Kanchana.

Alexander Baillie cello
London Sinfonietta
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Carewe
conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas
conductor

AUDIO

REVIEWS

'This set offers a rounded portrait of a restlessly questing composer … big architectonic pieces in performances of impressive might under Carewe' The Sunday Times

FUNDERS

The Ancora Series is supported by Arts Council England

RECORDING CREDITS

Disc 1:
Cello Concerto No.1 was recorded at Watford Town Hall on 27-28 August 1985.
Recording Engineer: BOB AUGER
Recording Producer: ANTONY HODGSON

Sonata No. 5: Landscape was recorded for Sender Freies Berlin live at the Grosser Sendesaal on 27th October 1984.
Recording Engineer: GÜNTER GRIEWISCH
Recording Producer: PROFESSOR HANS-LUDWIG FELDGEN

Disc 2:
Machines & Dreams was recorded live at the Barbican Centre on 24 January 1991.
Recording Producer: JUDITH ROLES

All other works on Disc 2 were recorded in Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios London on 19-20 July, 1995.
Recording Engineer: MIKE CLEMENTS
Recording Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS
Remastering: MARIAN TRYGGVASON for Modus Music

Executive Producers: COLIN MATTHEWS, VIRGIL BLACKWELL (for disc 2)

(p) & © 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D101
Release Date: 1 February 2004