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Colin Matthews

*1946 GB, London
Composer / Producer of Classical

Colin Matthews, OBE (born 13 February 1946) is an English composer of classical music.

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Pluto, the Renewer on The Planets by Gustav Holst & Owain Arwel Hughes
Preludes arranged for Orchestra, Book I L. 117: No. 10 La cathédrale engloutie (Arr. Colin Matthews) on Debussy: Jeux, Preludes - Matthews: Postlude by Claude Debussy, Colin Matthews, Hallé & Sir Mark Elder
Pluto, the Renewer on Holst: Planets / The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18 by Gustav Holst, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & David Lloyd-Jones
Violin Concerto: I. — on Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto, Cortège & Cello Concerto No. 2 by Colin Matthews, Various Artists, Oliver Knussen, Riccardo Chailly & Rumon Gamba
Pluto, The Renewer on Holst: The Planets by Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker
Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut - Orch. Colin Matthews on Debussy: Images & Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy, Hallé & Sir Mark Elder
Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon, L.150 (Arr. by Colin Matthews) on Debussy: Nocturnes by Claude Debussy, Hallé & Sir Mark Elder
NMC 30th Anniversary Mixtape (Beatrice Dillon Remix) on NMC 30th Anniversary Mixtape by Colin Matthews, Judith Weir, Jonathan Harvey, Benjamin Britten, Robin Holloway, Huw Watkins, Errollyn Wallen, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler, Claudia Molitor, Anna Meredith, Charlotte Bray, Kate Whitley, Joanna Ward & Beatrice Dillon
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 28, No. 1 (arr. C. Matthews): II. Intermezzo on Holst: Transcriptions and Original Works by Gustav Holst, Various Artists, Robert Pouliot, Gary Poffenbarger, Lowell Graham, Dennis M. Layendecker, Keith H. Bland & Larry H. Lang
Suite No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 28, No. 1 (arr. C. Matthews): I. Chaconne on Holst: Transcriptions and Original Works by Gustav Holst, Various Artists, Robert Pouliot, Gary Poffenbarger, Lowell Graham, Dennis M. Layendecker, Keith H. Bland & Larry H. Lang

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Title Artist Year Type
Violin Concerto / Cortège / Cello Concerto No. 2Colin Matthews2016Album
Horizon 4Gustav Mahler, Colin Matthews, Geert van Keulen, Detlev Glanert, Willem Jeths, Joey Roukens, Родион Щедрин, Luciano Berio, Matthew Hindson, Lothar Zagrosek, Markus Stenz, Ed Spanjaard, David Robertson, Susanna Mälkki, Detlef Roth, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Jörgen van Rijen, Marijn Mijnders, Monica Naselow, Concertgebouworkest2011Album
Jeux - PreludesClaude Debussy *, Colin Matthews, Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder2009Album
La Mer / PreludesClaude Debussy / Colin Matthews – Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder2007Album
The Planets • AsteroidsGustav Holst / Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker / Colin Matthews • Kaija Saariaho • Matthias Pintscher • Mark-Anthony Turnage • Brett Dean2006Album
The Planets - Somerset Rhapsody / PlutoGustav Holst / Colin Matthews2005Album
The Planets - PlutoGustav Holst, Colin Matthews, Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder2001Album
Cello Concerto / Sonata No.5 'Landscape'Colin Matthews, Alexander Baillie, London Sinfonietta / Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, John Carewe1986Album
Symphonie Nr. 5 / Symphonie Nr. 8 >>Unvollendete<<Franz Schubert, The London Festival Orchestra, Colin Matthews1985Album
Sāvitri / The Dream-CityGustav Holst - Felicity Palmer, Philip Langridge, Stephen Varcoe, The Richard Hickox Singers, Colin Matthews, Patrizia Kwella, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1983Album
The Debussy PreludesHallé Orchestra, Colin Matthews, Mark ElderAlbum
Profiles - Themes - AtmospheresCarl Davis, Daryl Runswick, Dominic Muldowney, Jonathan Harvey, Evelyn Glennie, Malcolm Arnold, Peter Sculthorpe, Colin Matthews, George Benjamin, Benjamin BrittenAlbum
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