Matthew Cocker

Profile:
Archiving & Transfer Engineer. Matthew joined Abbey Road Studios in 1988 as an honours degree music graduate of Goldsmiths College and accomplished concert pianist. He was head of the editing department until 1996, when he went to work for Sony Music UK for some years.

After returning to Abbey Road in 2005, Matthew took up his current position as Archive Engineer, heading up Abbey Road’s irreplaceable music archive, which is one of its major assets.

Over the years he has worked on a very diverse range of recordings, from classical, rock and pop to opera, with many high profile artists including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Bernard Haitink, Kiri Te Kanawa, Murray Perahia, Moby, Stephen Schwartz, Martha Argerich and Malcolm McLaren.

Several recordings which Matthew worked on have gone on to win Gramophone Awards and he also worked closely with pianist Murray Perahia on his acclaimed recordings of Bach’s ‘English Suites’ and Chopin’s ‘Etudes,’ which both won Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2003 respectively.

Besides his archiving work, Matthew has also produced a number of recordings for both EMI Classics and Sony Classical.
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Instruments & Performance

TC LEAF I Matthew Cocker - Paul McCartney's A Leaf album art Anya Alexeyev Anya Alexeyev - Paul McCartney's A Leaf(Cass, Single) EMI Classics TC LEAF I UK 1995 Sell This Version

Production

CDC 7 54003 2 Matthew Cocker - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 album art Vladimir Ashkenazy With Andrei Gavrilov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Vladimir Ashkenazy With Andrei Gavrilov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4(CD, Liv) EMI CDC 7 54003 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
EL 49968 1, 7 49968 1, EKCL- 0044 Matthew Cocker - Schubert: Symphonies Nos.5 & 8 album art Franz Schubert, London Classical Players / Roger Norrington Franz Schubert, London Classical Players / Roger Norrington - Schubert: Symphonies Nos.5 & 8(LP, Album, DMM) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, EMI / Kemongsa Music Ltd. EL 49968 1, 7 49968 1, EKCL- 0044 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
7 54050 1, EKCL-0072 Matthew Cocker - Visions De L'Amen album art Olivier Messiaen - Martha Argerich, Alexander Rabinovitch Olivier Messiaen - Martha Argerich, Alexander Rabinovitch - Visions De L'Amen(LP) EMI, EMI / Kemongsa Music Ltd. 7 54050 1, EKCL-0072 South Korea 1992 Sell This Version
CDC 7 54443 2 Matthew Cocker - Cello Concertos = Cellokonzerte album art Schumann*, Schnittke* - Natalia Gutman, London Philharmonic*, Kurt Masur Schumann*, Schnittke* - Natalia Gutman, London Philharmonic*, Kurt Masur - Cello Concertos = Cellokonzerte(CD) EMI Classics CDC 7 54443 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CDC 7 54436 2 Matthew Cocker - Rossini & Meyerbeer album art Thomas Hampson Thomas Hampson - Rossini & Meyerbeer(CD, Album) EMI Classics CDC 7 54436 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CDC 7 54785 2 Matthew Cocker - Harry Enfield's Guide To Opera album art Harry Enfield, Opera North Harry Enfield, Opera North - Harry Enfield's Guide To Opera(CD, Comp) EMI Classics CDC 7 54785 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7 54581 2, 0777 7 54581 2 1 Matthew Cocker - Orchestral Music From Die Frau Ohne Schatten • Intermezzo • Guntram • Die Schweigsame Frau • Capriccio album art Richard Strauss, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra*, Jeffrey Tate Richard Strauss, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra*, Jeffrey Tate - Orchestral Music From Die Frau Ohne Schatten • Intermezzo • Guntram • Die Schweigsame Frau • Capriccio(CD, Album) EMI Classics, EMI Classics 7 54581 2, 0777 7 54581 2 1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - Kiri Sings Porter album art Kiri*, Porter* - New World Philharmonic*, Peter Matz Kiri*, Porter* - New World Philharmonic*, Peter Matz - Kiri Sings Porter (Album) EMI Classics, Angel Records Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7243 5 55030 2 2 Matthew Cocker - The Firebird album art Igor Stravinsky / The London Philharmonic* - Franz Welser-Möst Igor Stravinsky / The London Philharmonic* - Franz Welser-Möst - The Firebird(CD, Album) EMI Classics 7243 5 55030 2 2 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
SK 61885 Matthew Cocker - Études Opus 10, Opus 25 album art Chopin* - Murray Perahia Chopin* - Murray Perahia - Études Opus 10, Opus 25(CD, Album) Sony Classical SK 61885 Australia & New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
SK 89245, 0892452000 Matthew Cocker - Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4 album art Bach*Murray Perahia, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields* Bach*Murray Perahia, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields* - Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4(CD, Album, RP) Sony Classical, Sony Classical SK 89245, 0892452000 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Technical

Matthew Cocker - Attila album art Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Muti, Cheryl Studer, Samuel Ramey, Neil Shicoff, Giorgio Zancanaro Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Muti, Cheryl Studer, Samuel Ramey, Neil Shicoff, Giorgio Zancanaro - Attila (Album) Emi UK 1989 Sell This Version
CDS 7 54033 2 Matthew Cocker - Kiss Me, Kate album art Cole Porter, Sam* & Bella Spewack - Josephine Barstow · Thomas Hampson · Kim Criswell · George Dvorsky · Karla Burns · Damon Evans · Robert Nichols · David Garrison · John McGlinn · Ambrosian Chorus* · London Sinfonietta Cole Porter, Sam* & Bella Spewack - Josephine Barstow · Thomas Hampson · Kim Criswell · George Dvorsky · Karla Burns · Damon Evans · Robert Nichols · David Garrison · John McGlinn · Ambrosian Chorus* · London Sinfonietta - Kiss Me, Kate(2xCD + Box, Album) EMI Digital CDS 7 54033 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - The Great Operas - I Vespri Siciliani [Acts 4 & 5] album art Verdi*, Riccardo Muti, Cheryl Studer, Giorgio Zancanaro, Chris Merritt, Ferruccio Furlanetto Verdi*, Riccardo Muti, Cheryl Studer, Giorgio Zancanaro, Chris Merritt, Ferruccio Furlanetto - The Great Operas - I Vespri Siciliani [Acts 4 & 5] (Album) EMI Classics UK 1990 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - Israel In Egypt album art Handel*, Taverner Choir, Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott Handel*, Taverner Choir, Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott - Israel In Egypt (Album) EMI Digital Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ADVTCD 1001 Matthew Cocker - The Dreamstone album art Mike Batt And The London Philharmonic Orchestra Mike Batt And The London Philharmonic Orchestra - The Dreamstone(CD, Album) Adventure Records (5) ADVTCD 1001 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CDH 7 63788 2 Matthew Cocker - Piano Concerto No.2 - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Works For Piano Solo album art Rachmaninov*, Benno Moiseiwitsch Rachmaninov*, Benno Moiseiwitsch - Piano Concerto No.2 - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Works For Piano Solo(CD, Comp, RM) EMI DRM CDH 7 63788 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7 54251 2 Matthew Cocker - Symphonies 1 - 2 - 3, Le Poème De L'Extase, Prometheus album art Scriabin* - Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra Scriabin* - Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Symphonies 1 - 2 - 3, Le Poème De L'Extase, Prometheus(3xCD, Comp) EMI Classics 7 54251 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7243 5 45096 2 9 Matthew Cocker - St John Passion album art J S Bach*, Taverner Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott J S Bach*, Taverner Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott - St John Passion(2xCD) Virgin Veritas 7243 5 45096 2 9 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - Symphonie No. 1 album art Mahler*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Klaus Tennstedt Mahler*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Klaus Tennstedt - Symphonie No. 1 EMI Classics Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - Annie Get Your Gun album art Irving Berlin - Kim Criswell, Thomas Hampson, Ambrosian Chorus*, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn Irving Berlin - Kim Criswell, Thomas Hampson, Ambrosian Chorus*, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn - Annie Get Your Gun (Album) EMI Classics UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDS 7 54259 2 Matthew Cocker - Der Rosenkavalier album art Richard Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Bernard Haitink, Te Kanawa*, Von Otter*, Hendricks*, Rydl*, Leech*, Grundheber* Richard Strauss - Staatskapelle Dresden, Bernard Haitink, Te Kanawa*, Von Otter*, Hendricks*, Rydl*, Leech*, Grundheber* - Der Rosenkavalier(3xCD, Album) EMI Classics CDS 7 54259 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Matthew Cocker - Karelia Suite; Finlandia; Symphony No. 1 album art Sibelius*, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra*, Mariss Jansons Sibelius*, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra*, Mariss Jansons - Karelia Suite; Finlandia; Symphony No. 1 (Album) EMI Classics US 1991 Sell This Version
CDC 7 54300 2 Matthew Cocker - Overtures, Ballet: "Within The Quota" album art Cole Porter - John McGlinn, London Sinfonietta Cole Porter - John McGlinn, London Sinfonietta - Overtures, Ballet: "Within The Quota"(CD, Album) EMI Classics CDC 7 54300 2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version