Mozart / Denis Matthews, 1963: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K 491 - Hans Swarowsky

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Digitized from the LP shown above, released on the Vanguard label in 1964, catalogue number SRV-142SD. Hans Swarowsky leads the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.


Denis Matthews (27 February 1919 -- 25 December 1988) was an English pianist and musicologist. Denis James Matthews was born in Coventry, the son of a motor salesman. He attended Arnold Lodge School, Leamington Spa, from 1927 to 1932 and Warwick School from October 1932 to the summer of 1936, when he left to study at the Royal Academy of Music. While there, he lodged with Harold Craxton and his wife Essie in St John's Wood. He made his professional debut in 1939 before joining up in 1940 and serving with the RAF until 1946. Resuming his professional career after the war, he toured extensively as a concert pianist and formed successful partnerships with the Griller Quartet and the Amadeus Quartet. His particular liking was for the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, and his edition of the Mozart piano sonatas, prepared with Stanley Sadie, became widely used. He also produced many recordings, especially of modern British piano music.

Denis Matthews (* 27. Februar 1919 in Coventry; † 25. Dezember 1988 in Birmingham) war ein britischer Pianist, Musikpädagoge und -wissenschaftler. Matthews studierte an der Royal Academy of Music Komposition bei William Alwyn und war Klavierschüler von Harold Craxton. 1939 debütierte er als Pianist in London. Von 1940 bis 1946 diente er in der Royal Air Force. In dieser Zeit entstand (1944) eine Plattenaufnahme mit Beethovens Hornsonate mit dem Hornisten Dennis Brain.

Denis Matthews (27 de fevereiro de 1919 - 25 de dezembro de 1988) foi um musicólogo e pianista inglês. enis James Matthews nasceu em Coventry, na Inglaterra, filho de um vendedor de carros. Ele estudou na Escola Arnold Lodge, Leamington Spa, de 1927 a 1932 e Escola Warwick de outubro de 1932 até o verão de 1936, quando ele deixou a escola para estudar na Academia Real de Música. Lá, ele apresentou-se com Harold Craxton e sua esposa Essie, no St. John's Wood. Ele fez sua estreia profissional em 1939, um ano antes de servir a Força Aérea Real, de 1940 até 1946. Retomando a sua carreira profissional após a Segunda Guerra Mundial, fez turnês como pianista de concerto e formou uma parceria bem sucedida com o Quarteto Griller e com o Quarteto Amadeus. Ele foi associado, particularmente, com as músicas de Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven e Franz Schubert. Ele também produziu muitas gravações, especialmente de música moderna britânica, ao lado de Malcolm Sargent.

Denis James Matthews CBE (27. helmikuuta 1919 -- 25. joulukuuta 1988) oli brittiläinen pianisti, pianopedagogi, musiikintutkija ja musiikkikirjailija. Hän tulkitsi muiden muassa Ludwig van Beethovenia, josta hän myös kirjoitti sittemmin suomennetunkin elämäkertateoksen.
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