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Sinfonia, Op.67

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 1995-1996
Duration (approx) 10 minutes

2(II=picc).2.2.2 - - timp - strings (min


A revised version of the Sinfonia was completed in 2015 and first performed on 5 December 2017.

Recording(s) David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea
Publisher Faber Music

English Chamber Orchestra to mark its 35th Anniversary with funds from the Arts Council of England and the ECO Music Society

First performance 12 March 1996
Venue Barbican Hall, London
Orchestra / Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Pinchas Zukerman
Review Barry Millington, The Times, 11 October 1998

After a slow introduction that spotlights various instruments in turn comes a syncopated aggressively rhythmic allegro, powered by rocketing timpani. A broader final section is launched with a Bergian efflorescence over an E flat bass. But it is F major that finally establishes hegemony, albeit approached by a remarkable harmonic sequence. I look forward to hearing the Sinfonia again…