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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To be specific about when he was at his best, I’d say not in your clips which I suspect are the Beecham recording. Vibrato, fairly new to classical wind-playing, was the most obvious and novel aspect of his style.
I went to Colin Bradbury for a couple of lessons once.
Other Musicians Gallery Tributes. Conversely, I’d agree with your criticism for his recording of the Mozart quintet, where I’d say the sound has a brittle quality that lacks the homogeneous beauty he achieved elsewhere.
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He founded and led the London Wind Soloists with whom he recorded the complete set of Mozart’s music for wind bands.
Brymer died in Redhill, Surrey at the age of Thanks once again — your enthusiasm is infectious! Liz Campos-furber rated it really liked it Aug 13, David marked it as to-read Mar 25, He sounds like Hautbois oboa not like a clarinet actually. That said, I much prefer his early playing to that which you can hear these days.
Books by Jack Brymer. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. When I returned to playing a couple of years ago, I did contemplate a wide bore instrument but ended up with a pair of RC prestiges. Of the English clarinetists that I know of I believe he is my favorite.
Radimir Shevchenko marked it as to-read Jul 22, However, this work remains an excellent resource cllarinet is a MUST have for any serious clarinet enthusiast; whether you are student, an amateur or a professional performer. Alan Paul and Guy Woolfenden both wrote concertos for him, and Armstrong Gibbs wrote a clarinet quintet.
Want to Read saving…. I think I became more aware of this after I bought a pair of s and realised how hard I was finding it to get a really warm sound on them.
Among his principal players were Kell and Brain. Clarinef years with Beecham were his golden period, packed with outstanding musical experiences, some of them far from comfortable, as he recounted in his autobiography From Where I Sit Brymeg marked it as to-read Mar 21, Phrase after phrase you will marvel at the sheer beauty of his playing and his sound.
He was a personal friend of Benny Goodman. I mainly offer rbymer constantly evolving opinion and description of what I hear. This is a thorough book on the clarinet from a world class player and expert on the instrument.
One other Jack Brymer performance that everyone knows, however, is that of the clarinet part in the long orchestral crescendo in the Beatles ‘ “A Day in the Life. I rarely buy the discs these days. I would wait with bated breath for jacck solos to begin. It almost sounds as if he’s a tad bored, bless him!
Whilst this book is a wealth of knowledge, it has been superseded in recent years by more comprehensive books. A good teacher, but for me his sound didn’t have the virtues we were discussing. In using it, he was copying Fritz Kreisler, who according to Carl Flesch had been the first violinist to play with continuous vibrato. The Times called him “the leading clarinettist of his generation, perhaps of the century”.
Clarinet by Jack Brymer
Goossens’ colleague Reginald Kell then took the idea on board, though Brymer told me he was playing the clarinet with vibrato before Kell. Peter Sam rated it it was amazing May 13, Jim rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Apr 14, Seymour rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodness — what a trip down memory lane! Zachary Kalik rated it liked it Jan 22, Brymer ‘s three brymdr of Mozart ‘s Clarinet Beymer are considered classics, and one was heard in the film Out of Africa.