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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He was a personal friend of Benny Goodman.
Technically, people like Michael Collins are streets ahead of the older generation, but the sound just doesn’t make the heart sing. Jura marked it as to-read Nov 07, Gustavo Villegas marked it as to-read Nov 07, Aug 27, Spiros Giovanis rated it it was amazing.
Clarinet by Jack Brymer
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I agree that Brymer probably achieved the ideal tone in some of his recordings. This is a thorough book on the clarinet from a world class player and expert on the instrument. Sorry to respond so late, Simon, but I will see if I can find out. I’ve heard a lot of stuff by them that’s quite nasty, but occasional pure gold.
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If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed! Rachel Wilensky marked it as to-read Nov 16, Brynn marked it as to-read Sep 08, For any serious clarinet player, this book is an absolute must.
When I play loudly, I am careful to voice the note with a “point” in my air, which I feel as a lifting of my soft palette. One of the players that most certainly didn’t sound good to my ear in terms brtmer tone was Gervase de Peyer — do you remember him? But, surely, it is also creative for a performer to influence other performers.
Caitlin rated it jzck liked it Nov 13, Kofo Adeyemi marked it as to-read Jacck 27, The Times called him “the leading clarinettist of his generation, perhaps of the century”.
Brymer’s tone has always impressed me. Widely considered the dean of British clarinetists up to his death inJack Brymer once said that “the ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument,” adding that “there’s no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be.
Download the latest version here. 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.
Born in South Shields, Brymer shared his birthday with Mozart, a composer of particular significance to him. 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. When the recording was reissued on compact disc inThe American Record Guide said.
In using it, he was copying Fritz Kreisler, who according to Carl Flesch had been the first violinist to play with continuous vibrato.
Clarinet Tone Talk: Jack Brymer, English master clarinetist
He took over leadership of the London Saxophone Quartet after the death of its founder Michael Krein, playing Soprano Saxophone which he considered the most ‘Classical’ of the Saxophone family.
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He also recorded other clarinet and wind ensemble music of Mozartas well as several Romantic-era concertos, but he knew and performed more music than he ever recorded. He served as principal and guest principal clarinetist with many of the London orchestras and held many important teaching positions. Alex rated it it was amazing May 26, Ckarinet wonder whether “flabbiness” is necessarily a bad thing? Ruth Bonetti rated it really liked it May 01, The LSO paid Brymer the unusual tribute of mounting brjmer special concert to mark his 70th birthday, and another jaxk mark his 75th.
Of the English clarinetists that I know of I believe he is my favorite. He and Sir Thomas set a wonderful leisurely tempo for [the second movement], so it just unfolds, one gorgeous line at a time.
Refresh and try again. However, I’ll make an exception for his Copland jaack, which is the best Clarineh know in terms of sound and excitement.