Biography of William Mathias (1934-1992)

01.11.1934
Born in Whitland, Carmathenshire
Studies composition with Lennox Berkeley and piano with Peter Katin
18.06.1992
William Bennett, to whom he dedicated his flute concerto, plays the premiere at Criccieth Festival.
29.07.1992
Dies in Menai Bridge, Anglesey

Sheet music for flute:

Flute concerto
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto grazioso
  2. Lento molto
  3. Allegro molto vivace
Originally for flute and strings, dedicated to William Bennett, who played the premiere at Criccieth Festival on 18 june 1992.


CDs with/from William Mathias

Paul Rhodes, Kenneth Smith
The Reed of Pan (1993)
British Flute Music - Volume three
  1. Granville Bantock: Pagan Poem (05:14:00)
  2. William Mathias: Sonatina:
  3. I. Allegro (02:04:00)
  4. II. Andante cantabile (03:54:00)
  5. III. Allegro vivace (01:38:00)
  6. Eugene Goossens: The Breath of Ney (02:59:00)
  7. Kenneth Leighton: Serenade in C:
  8. I. Romanza (04:26:00)
  9. II. Scherzo (02:50:00)
  10. III. Pastorale (05:01:00)
  11. Howard Blake: Elegy (06:54:00)
  12. Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles:
  13. Prelude (03:35:00)
  14. Romanza (04:31:00)
  15. Carol (02:00:00)
  16. Forlana (02:42:00)
  17. Fughetta (02:10:00)
  18. Cyril Scott: Lotus Land (06:02:00)
  19. William Lloyd Webber: Mulberry Cottage (02:07:00)
  20. Edwin York Bowen: Sonata Op. 120:
  21. I. Allegro non troppo (08:43:00)
  22. II. Andante piacevole (04:35:00)
  23. III. Allegro con fuoco (04:36:00)
Auch diese Werke sind bei uns wenig bekannt. Es lohnt sich, mal über den Ärmelkanal zu lauschen. Wirklich schöne Musik.
Last edit 11.02.2017