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Denis Matthews was born on 27 February, 1919, is a pianist. Discover Denis Matthews's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 69 years old?

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Age 69 years old
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Born 27 February 1919
Birthday 27 February
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Date of death 25 December 1988
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Matthews was married three times, to three musicians. His first wife was the cellist Mira Howe, with whom he had one son and three daughters. They divorced in 1960. His second wife was the pianist Brenda McDermott. They married in 1963 and had one son and one daughter. Their marriage lasted until 1986, and then he married Beryl Chempin. Subject to bouts of depression, Matthews committed suicide on 24 December 1988. Beryl Chempin died in 2012.


His autobiography In Pursuit of Music appeared in 1966. The following year he was interviewed for the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs. Between 1971 and 1984 he was Professor of Music at Newcastle University. He wrote a biography of Arturo Toscanini in 1982, and in 1985 he published a study of Beethoven in the Dent "Master Musicians" series. His short book on Beethoven's piano sonatas (published as a BBC Music Guide) is particularly valuable. In the few years before his death, he and his third wife, the pianist and teacher Beryl Chempin, both taught at the Birmingham School of Music.


Resuming his professional career after the war, he toured extensively as a concert pianist and formed successful partnerships with the Griller Quartet and the Amadeus Quartet. His particular liking was for the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, and his edition of the Mozart piano sonatas, prepared with Stanley Sadie, became widely used. He also produced many recordings, especially of modern British piano music, and performed the Proms premiere of Edmund Rubbra's Piano Concerto in 1956. During the 1950s and 1960s he was a regular broadcaster and presenter on musical subjects for BBC Radio.


Denis James Matthews was born in Coventry, the son of a motor salesman. He attended Arnold Lodge School, Leamington Spa, from 1927 to 1932 and Warwick School from October 1932 to the summer of 1936, when he left to study at the Royal Academy of Music. While there, he lodged with Harold Craxton and his wife Essie in St John's Wood. He had made his professional debut in 1939 and even started to compose - his Five Sketches for violin and piano were broadcast by Isolde Menges and Howard Ferguson in May 1940. But then the war interrupted things. Matthews joined up in 1940, serving with the RAF until 1946.


Denis Matthews (27 February 1919 – 25 December 1988) was an English pianist and musicologist whose performing career flourished after the war, during the 1950s and into the 1960s. He later turned increasingly to broadcasting, writing and teaching.