Robert Matthew-Walker (b. 1939) — Reflections of Remembrance, op. 179 (2018) for organ
Robert Matthew-Walker (b. 1939) is an English writer, record producer, and composer. He was educated at Goldsmith’s College, the University of London, the London College of Music, and the University of the Arts, London. Following army service, he studied composition privately with Daris Milhaud in Paris. In 1970, he became head of the London classical department of CBS Records and in 1975 moved to RCA Records in the same role, where his notable activites included launching the recording career of James Galway. Matthew-Walker founded several specialist classical labels and produced over 130 albums, many of which became best-sellers and won awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque for the first recording of music by Brian Ferneyhough. He has published 32 books on a variety of subjects (not only music) which have together sold more than 500,000 copies. From 1984–88 he edited the magazine “Music and Musicians” and in 2009 became editor of “Musical Opinion” and “The Organ.” As a composer, his output includes six symphonies, nine concerti, four string quartets, and numerous other works.