The son of a builder, Jack Brymer started his working life as teacher. made a number of commercial recordings, including three of Mozart’s clarinet concerto. Informational, witty, and blunt, Jack Brymer’s “Clarinet” is a necessary read for all clarinetists. I personally guarantee that as you read this book as you practice. Widely considered the dean of British clarinetists up to his death in , Jack Brymer once said that “the ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the .
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The version he remembered with the most pleasure was the first, made in one session in under Beecham. Sorry to respond so late, Simon, but I will see if I can find out. He received much encouragement and orchestral experience from playing under Frederick Haggis in the Goldsmiths College orchestra, and from Ernest Read in the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra.
The Times said of Brymer in this period, “After his appointment to the RPO inthe balding, affable Brymer was certainly Great Britain’s pre-eminent clarinettist, … whose mellifluous playing style and unruffled platform manner charmed even those usually impervious to classical music.
Struggling with an inadequate instrument a sharp-pitch A clarinet with a cladinet sawn off in the school woodwork room and playing in local bands and amateur orchestras with people much older than himself, he learned his craft in the most practical way.
Want to Read saving…. He also began to play more often in chamber music. Peter Sam rated it it was amazing May 13, Cassandra Ray marked it as to-read Jul 14, He held professorships during most of the period from tofirst at the Royal Academy of Musicthen at the Royal Cclarinet School of Musicand finally at the Guildhall School of Music.
Return to Book Page. I studied with Colin Bradbury at the RCM — another wide bore player — and I wonder whether this “ideal” tone to which I aspire is a direct result of early brain programming in my youth.
In order to progress to mastery of the clarinet the ve This is a thorough book on the clarinet from a world class player and expert on the instrument. I do wish there was far more variation in clarinet tone these days.
I think the clarinet sound will continue to go through styles and phases, even the homogeneous international style. Jafk also try to analyze how one tone or another is achieved, through the experiments I have done in my own playing. The Guardian wrote of him, “Struggling with an inadequate instrument a sharp-pitch A clarinet with a bit sawn off in the school woodwork room and playing in local bands and amateur orchestras with people much older than himself, he learned his craft in the most practical way.
From time to time he played jazz clarinet in British clubs, and he also recorded as part of the jazz group jafk his best-known student, saxophonist John Harle. He learned everything he knew about the Saxophone by having to uack it next to Walter Lear the doyenne of Classical Saxophone of those days brmyer, who supplied him with a mouthpiece for the Alto Saxophone which he played for the rest of his life.
Ruth Bonetti rated it really liked it May 01, The legendary oboist Leon Goossens, a member of Beecham’s pre-war orchestra, was the first wind player noted for vibrato. David marked it as to-read Mar 25, The son of a builder, Jack Brymer started his working life as teacher. So, no it’s not a bad thing at all. If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed! Scott Kurtzweil rated it really liked it Jan 14, Zabir added it Apr 26, Andrew Cummer marked it as to-read Apr 22, Brymer made a number of commercial recordings, including three of Mozart’s clarinet concerto.
Vinicius Fraga marked it as to-read Oct 19, He was a frequent broadcaster, both as a player and a presenter, and made recordings of solo works and with orchestras and smaller ensembles.
And Janet Hilton’s Chandos recording of the Bliss quintet is some of the best playing I’ve ever heard, without qualification. Goodness — what a trip down memory lane!
Brymer died in Redhill, Surrey at the age of Despite my best efforts I can’t make a sound as good as Brymer did, but I console myself that this is also true of a lot of top professionals. During his career Brymer made gramophone recordings of all Mozart’s works for wind solo and ensemble. A good teacher, but for me his sound didn’t have the virtues we were discussing. Charlea marked it as to-read Jun 23, But I think I can also now listen to him objectively.
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Neil marked it as to-read Jun 29, And most important of all, his playing had a remarkable presence. In the classical chamber repertory, Brymer was associated with several groups.
In earlier years, he played Saxophone and Clarinet in Dance Bands. The son of a builder, Jack Brymer started his working life as teacher. Allison rated it liked it Feb 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Brymer recalled “an old man in a raincoat clarinett over my shoulder to mark the part of his Heldenleben — Richard Strauss in the last year of his life”.
Brymer was unusual in that he came from the world of amateur music and jazz, and brought to his orchestral playing a particularly warm and flexible tone.
I don’t know how you feel but one is so easily influenced as a student whereas age brings with it improved analytical skills and I hope a little more discernment. His professional career started when Sir Thomas Beecham appointed him principal clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and it went on to brymeg extensive concerto, chamber music and recital work.
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