The recorded works of Matyas Seiber

To Poetry – Chamber Works and Songs

Recorded in Budapest – Hungaroton (HCD3245) in 2005 with Peter Szábo (cello) Zsuzsa Kollaár (Piano)

Mátyás Seiber: To Poetry
Chamber Works and Songs
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Andrea Meláth (mezzo-soprano), Péter Szabó (cello), David Frühwirth (violin), László Ernyei (accordion), Zsuzsa Kollár (piano)
Seiber: Sarabande & Gigue in old style
Seiber: To Poetry
Seiber: 4 Chansons PopulairesFrancaises
Seiber: Phantasy
Seiber: 4 Greek folk Songs
Seiber: Sonata da Camera for violin & cello
Seiber: Concert Piece for violin & piano
Seiber: Introduction & Allegro for cello & accordion
Seiber: Petofi Songs
Release Date:5th Dec 20
Catalogue No:HCD32405
Length:78 minutesláth.

String Quartets Nos 1-3

Seiber String Quartets – Edinburgh String Quartet
Seiber: String Quartet i
Seiber: String Quartet ii
Seiber: String quartet III (Lirico)
Release Date:29th Mar 2010
Catalogue No:DCD34082
Length 60:17

Choral Music – A Cappella

With CC21 directed by Howard Williams – SOMM (SOMMCD0105) in 2011 – recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel.

Mátyás Seiber- A cappella
Choir of the 21st Century, dir. Howard Williams
Seiber: 6 Yugoslav Folksongs (Sung in English) 9:24
Seiber: 3 Hungarian Folksongs (Sung in English) 3:42
Seiber: Soldiers’ Songs 4:15
Seiber: Missa Brevis 18:05
Seiber: Sirmio 3:08
Seiber: 2 Madrigals 5:09
Seiber: 3 Nonsense Songs 2:55
Kahn, E: 3 Madrigals on themes from folklore of Eastern Jews 3:14
Gibbs, A: Gloria in Excelsis 1:10
Kodály: Media vita in morte sumus (In memoriam Seiber) 4:27
Seiber: 3 Graces Work length 2:28
Release Date: 20th February 2012
Label: Somm/ Series: Céleste
Catalogue No:SOMM0105
Length 68:05


Christian Reinert (tenor), The Collegiate Chorale Singers, American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein
Seiber: Ulysses
Release Date: 16th April 2012
Label: American S Orchestra
Catalogue No: ASO230
Length: 38 minutes

A Most Attractive Occupation

With Tyrone Landau (tenor) and Geoffrey Morris (guitar) Alfabeta records (AL1301) in 2013 produced in Australia

Tyrone Landau (tenor) & Geoffrey Morris
Seiber: 4 French Folk Songs
Seiber: 4 Greek Folk songs
Seiber: 4 American Folk Songs
Seiber: 4 Old French Songs
Seiber: 4 American Folk Songs
Seiber: 4 Medieval French Songs
Release Date: 2013
Catalogue No.AL1301
Length: 61.00

The Joyce Settings, Ulysses

Lyrita (from BBC recordings) (SRCD348) in 2015

Includes:- Ulysses – with Alexander Young & LSO/ Elegy for Viola – with Cecil Aronowitz & LPO/ Thee Fragments from the Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man – with Peter Pears, Dorian Singers & the Melos Ensemble – conducted Seiber.

Christian Reinert (tenor), The Collegiate Chorale Singers, American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein
Seiber: Ulysses
Release Date: 16th April 2012
Label: American S Orchestra
Catalogue No: ASO230
Length: 38 minutes

More Nonsense

Cavi Music SWR 2 (8553370) in 2017 with young professor of clarinet, Kilian Herold, Sarah Maria Sun (soprano) & Ensemble, it

Seiber: More Nonsense
Kilian Herold (clarinet), Felix Borel, Phillip Roy & Hwa-Won Rimmer (violin), Raphael Sachs (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello), Carsten Linck (guitar), Nicholas Rimmer (piano), Anton Hollich & Tino Plener (clarinet), Sarah Maria Sun (soprano).
Seiber: Divertimento for Clarinet and String Quintet
Seiber: Andante Pastorale for Clarinet and Piano
Seiber: Three Morgenstern Songs for Clarinet and Soprano
Seiber: Serenade for Six Wind Players
Seiber: More Nonsense for Soprano, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin and Guitar
Release Date: 30th Jun 2017
Label: Avi Music.
Catalogue No: AVI8553370
Length: 49.00

Mátyás Seiber: Orchestral Works for Violin & Piano -Nina Karmon (violin), Oliver Triendl (piano), Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Levente Török

Seiber: Besardo Suite No. 2 for string orchestra
Seiber: Concert Piece for violin & piano
Seiber: Fantasia concertante
Seiber: Sinfonietta for String Orchestra
Seiber: Violin Sonata, Op. 17
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2021
Label: Hänssler.
Catalogue No: HC21043
Length: 73.00


Hoffnung Music Festivals 1956, 1958 & 1961

Seiber: The Famous Tay Whale (A dramatic poem by William McGonagall, poet and tragedian) Annetta Hoffnung (horn), Dame Edith Evans (declaimer), Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra (performed by), Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra (lead vocals)
Dir. Seiber
Recorded: 1958-11-21- live at the RFH. London
Release Date 1984
Label: Warner Classics
Catalogue No: 7633022
Length 5:04

Edvard Tjivzjel Horn Concertos

Sören Hermansson (horn)/ Umeå Sinfonietta, Edvard Tjivzjel
Seiber: Notturno for Horn and String Orchestra
Release Date: 1st January 1987
Label: BIS
Catalogue No: BISCD376a
Length 9:44

Lutosławski: Dance Preludes, etc.

English Chamber Orchestra, Howard Blake, Andrew Litton
Seiber: Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Release date: 1987
Label: Helios
Catalogue No: CDH55068
Length 15:30

Hommage a Dennis Brain

Seiber: Notturno
Release Date: 1991
Label ASdisc
Catalogue No. AS356
Length 8:34

Clarinet Bonbons

Murray Khouri, Rosemary Barnes
Seiber : Andantino Pastorale
Release Date: 1st Sep 1991
Label: Continuum
Catalogue No: CCD1014
Length 2:58

Cello World – Steven Isserlis

Seiber: Dance Suite
Release Date: 1992
Label: BMG Red Seal
Catalogue No: 256
Length 4:11

Piano Music For Students: Associated Board Piano Examination, Grades 1-4

lona Prunyi (piano)
Seiber: Easy Dances, Book 1 Foxtrot ii
Release Date: 7th Nov 1994
Label: Marco Polo
Catalogue No: AB-80102
Length 0:45

Virtuosic & Enchanting Oboe & Piano Music

Alessandro Baccini (oboe), Alessandro Cappella (piano)
Seiber: Improvisation (for oboe)
Recorded: April 1995
Label: Bongiovanni
Catalogue No: GB5148 Length 4:38

Wayfaring Stranger

Mentzer & Isbin
Seiber: 4 Chansons Populaires
Release date: January 1998
Label: Warner Classics
Catalogue No: 9029632600
Length: 8.02

Wind Quintets vol19 Aulos

Seiber: Permutazione a cinque
Release Date: 2000
Label: SWR Koch Classics
Catalogue No: 3-6737-2
Length 6:32

Tien Jaar Ebony Band

Seiber: Meine Damen, meine Herren Length 2:00
Seiber: Jazzolette Nr 1 Length 3:11
Seiber: Das war ein sogenanntes Happy End Length 1:18
Release Date: 2000
Label Amsterdam C’gebau

Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi (piano)
Seiber: Scherzando Capriccio
Release Date: 5th May 2000
Label: Sony
Catalogue No: G010001385916R
Length: 3:09

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

John Turner- recorder
Seiber: Pastorale
Release Date :2001
Label: Olympia
Catalogue No: OCD710
Length 3:19

Continental Britons – The Émigré Composers

Nurit Pacht, Konstantin Lifschitz, Christian Immler, Erik Levi, Paul Silverthorne
Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt
Seiber: Sonata for Violin and Piano
(Recorded Wigmore Hall, London June 2002)
Label: Nimbus
Catalogue No: NI5730
Length 16:42

British Composers – Tippett & Seiber – Amadeus Quartet

Seiber: Quartetto Lirico
Release Date: 2003
Label: EMI classics
Catalogue No: 893902
Length 22:51

Magyar Modern

James Livingston (clarinet) & Janos Starker (violincello)
The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney & Jorge Mester
Seiber: Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Release Date: 3rd Apr 2006
Label: First edition
Catalogue No: FECD1911
Length: 14.57

Works for Wind Ensemble

Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Seiber: Serenade for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns
Recorded: 1989
Recording Venue: St. Peter’s Church, Morden
Release Date: 7th August 2006
Label: COE Records
Catalogue No: CDCOE812 Length: 13:52

A tribute to John Manduell: Antiphon

Seiber : Besardo Suite 2 for String Orchestra
Release Date : July 2007
Label Dutton Digital
Catalogue No CDLX7207
Length 11:32

Notturni Trio Di Clarone

Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Monika Frimmer (soprano)
Seiber: Drei Morgenstern-Lieder für Sopran und Klarinette
Release Date: 21st September 2007
Label: Warner Classics
Catalogue No: 9995093335
Length: 4:25

The Near Past of the Hungarian Flute

Zoltan Gyongyossy (flute), Zsuzsa Kollar (piano)
Seiber: Pastorale and Burlesque
Release Date: 17th November 2008
Label: Hungaroton
Catalogue No: HCD3257
Length 7:47

Shostakovich,Prokofiev & Seiber – Chamber Music

Peter Pears (narrator) + Dorian Singers, Melos Ensemble dir. Matyas Seiber
Seiber: 3 Fragments from ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ (recorded 01/60)
Release Date: 3rd May 2010
Label: Eloquence
Catalogue No: ELQ4802152
Length: 18:34

The Jazz Age for Piano Duo

Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Seiber: Easy Dances
Length: 7:33
Foxtrot I 0:37
Paso doble 0:42
Tango (Habanera)1:04
Foxtrot II 0:39
Blues 1:16
Rumba 0:45
Tango Argentino 0:53
Slow-Fox 0:34
Ragtime 0:25
Charleston 0:38
Release Date: 8th Nov 2010
Label: Divine Art
Catalogue No: DDA25089

Dancing The Jazzfever of Milhaud, Martinu, Seiber, Burian & Wolpe

Ebony Band, Werner Herbers
Seiber : Jazzolette No. 1 3:17
Seiber: Jazzolette No. 2 4:13
Release Date: 19th September 2011
Label: Channel
Catalogue No: CCS3061

Duo Sopot

Elzbieta Rosinska (accordion), Anna Sawicka (cello)
Seiber: Introduction and Allegro
Release Date: 3rd May 2011
Label: Chamber Sound
Catalogue No: CSCD-070
Length: 4:45

Pulsations (Adaptations pour flûte de pan) l Tirabosco Trio

Seiber: Carioca
Release Date: 27th Apr 2012
Label VDE-Gallo Catalogue No:GALLO CD-1366
Length: 2:39

DUO RIVIER – Bliss, Bozza, Debussy, Gade, Jolivet, Milhaud, Pierné, Reger, Rivier, Schmitt

Seiber: Kleine Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier
Seiber: Andantino Pastorale
Release Date: 3rd May 2013
Label: perc.pro
Catalogue No: 1363606114913
Length 3:33

Hungarian Works for Violin & Cello

Friedemann Eichhorn (violin), Alexander Hulshoff (cello)
Seiber: Sonata da camera
Release Date: 17th Jun 2013
Label: Hänssler
Catalogue No: HAEN93301 Length 12:22

Peter Pears & Julian Bream – Music for Voice and Guitar

Sir Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (guitar)
Seiber: Four French Folk Songs
Réveillez-vous / J’ai descend/ Le Rossignol/ Marguerite, elle est malade
Release Date: 30th August 2013
Label: Sony
Catalogue No: G010002991987Z
Length 8:56

Testament Peter Pears (tenor), Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)

Seiber: To Poetry
Release Date: 2nd Dec 2013
Label: Testament
Catalogue No: SBT1493

Anthony Burgess: The Man and his Music

John Turner (recorders) & Harvey Davies (piano)
Seiber: Pastorale
Release Date: 2nd September 2013
Label: Metier
Catalogue No: MSV77202
Length: 3:34

Memories of Hope

Sorores Duo
Seiber: Drei Morgenstern Lieder
Release Date 19 April 2014
Label: Soundset
Catalogue No: ALBUM1000946
Length: 4:42

Bartók: String Quartets 4 & 6

Seiber: String Quartet No. 3
Seiber: Quartetto Lirico
Release Date: : 25th April 2014
Label: SWR Digital
Catalogue No: SWR10091
Length 22.57

20th Century Piano Etudes – Franzpeter Goebels (piano)

Seiber: Rhythmical Studies
Release Date: 25th Apr 2014
Label: SWR digital
Catalogue No: SWR10093
Length: 4:35

Hungarian Music

György Terebesi (violin), Annie Gadbois (cello), Marie Fabie (piano)
Seiber: Sonata da camera
Length 14:02
Release date:
Label: Atma
Catalogue No: ACD22195

MittelEuropa ; Florin Ensemble

Seiber: Sonata da Camera
Release Date 2015
Label: Florin
CD no:
Length 13.07

Hungarian Cello Concertos: Raphael Wallfisch

Raphael Wallfisch (cello) +BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Gábor Takács-Nagy
Seiber: Tre Pezzi for cello & orchestra
I Adagio/ II. Capriccio/ III. Epilogue. Lento
Release Date: 9th Mar 2015
Label: Nimbus
Catalogue No: NI5919
Length: 19:56

The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Series vol 4 Modernism

Seiber: String Quartet No. 3, “Quartetto lirico”
Release Date: 6th Apr 2015
Label: Audite
Catalogue No: AUDITE21429
Length: 22:35

Open Your Heart

Laura Claycomb (soprano), Marc Teicholz (guitar)
Seiber: 4 French Folk Songs (Version for Voice & Guitar)
Release Date: 31st Dec 2015
Label: Delos
Catalogue No: DE3483
Length: 8:45

Deuson Pilkington Duo vol1

Seiber: 4 French Folk Songs
Release Date: 2020
Catalogue No:

British Celebrations

Seiber & Dankworth: Improvisations for Jazz Band & orchestra
Release Date: 2021
Label: Heritage
Catalogue No: HTGCD165
Length 10:32

Seiber & Casella

Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetácek, André Gertler
Seiber: Fantasia concertante, Casella: Concerto in A minor
Release Date: 19th February 2021
Label: Heritage
Catalogue No: VT14542
Length: 16:58

Robert Tear (tenor) Argo Recitals

Seiber: Hélas! je suis désolée,
Seiber: Je suis trop jeunette
Seiber: L’amour de moi
Seiber: Ne l’oserais-je dire
Seiber: Réveillez-vous
Seiber: J´ai descendu
Seiber: Le Rossignol
Seiber: Marguerite, elle est malade …
Release Date: 1st October 2021
Label: Decca
Catalogue No: 4851544

The Peter Jacobs Anthology: 20th Century Piano Music

Peter Jacobs (piano)
Seiber : Scherzando Capriccioso
Release Date: 8th October 2021
Label: Heritage
Catalogue No: HTGCD 159
Length 3:13

Ar ôl tri

Seiber: Tair Can Hwngaraidd
Release Date: 19th Nov 2021
Label: Fflach
Catalogue No: CD288H
Length: 3:46

About The Trust

The Trust was established in 2004 by Julia Seiber Boyd when the centenary of the birth of Matyas Seiber was looming for 2005. Julia was clear the date should be marked, and performances encouraged.


Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) is perhaps not the best-known 20th Century composer, but in his day was regarded as the best teacher of composition in the country and well known among other composers.


The Trust was established in 2004 by Julia Seiber Boyd when the centenary of the birth of Matyas Seiber was looming for 2005. Julia was clear the date should be marked, and performances encouraged.