- Recorded: 2004
- Record label: NMC Recordings
- Performers: London Sinfonietta, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Baillie (cello); John Carewe (conductor), Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
- Availability: On general release
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.
Reissued with funding from Arts Council England.
Reviews of Sonata No.5 ‘Landscape’ etc.
“This set offers a rounded portrait of a restlessly questing composer … big architectonic pieces in performances of impressive might under Carewe.”