Denis Matthews in London, England - 1947

from In Pursuit of Music, page 46:

I wrote, at the Academy, a Partita for wind-quintet, having been pressed to do something in this genre by Dennis Brain and his colleagues.  But the war intervened, I never heard it played, and Dennis kept the score.  Then, in 1947, they performed it for the City Music Society and invited me along.  It was a strange sensation hearing a work of one’s own that one had practically forgotten, and they did it so well that I thought they must have rewritten it.  They assured me they hadn’t.  

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Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 46. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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Partita for wind quintet
written by Denis Matthews
performed by Dennis Brain and colleagues

Experience Information

Date/Time 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:28:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 May 2017 13:51:45 +0100