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William Mathias (November 1, 1934 — July 29, 1992) was a Welsh composer.

Mathias was born in Whitland, Carmarthenshire. A child prodigy, he started playing the piano aged three, and composing aged five. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Lennox Berkeley, where he was elected a Fellow in 1965. In 1968, he received the Bax Society Prize of the Harriet Cohen International Music Award. He was professor of music and head of department at the University of Wales… read more

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  • Avatar for relax2music
    William Mathias: Missa brevis, Op. 64 (Gloria) -- http://youtu.be/GVOkICF7i3U
  • Avatar for elnimio
    I love his concertos
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    His first two symphonies are exceptionally good natured and colourful. A fan of early Stravinsky, Bartok and so on will find much to enjoy in his soundworld.

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