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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I heard him as a boy and for me his sound was the clarinet.

Jack Brymer

Although he had no formal tuition as a clarinettist, Brymer maintained that nobody was entirely self-taught: Radimir Shevchenko marked it carinet to-read Jul 22, But it was his confidence and the natural relationship he had with his instrument that encouraged me in my way.

He served as principal and guest principal clarinetist with many of the London orchestras and held many important teaching positions. A significant feature of his style of playing was his use of vibrato, and he is considered to be one of the first clarinet players to bbrymer this systematically. Brymer wrote two books, hosted radio programs, and served as a professor at several top British music schools, including the Royal Military School of Music.

Clarinet Tone Talk: Jack Brymer, English master clarinetist

He is a very hard if not impossible act to follow and will always remain my top favourite. I don’t know how jadk interpret the “belly” term exactly, but I would accept that Brymer didn’t always live up to his own standards: These 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 Download the latest version here.


Jac said, I much prefer his early playing to that which you can hear these days.

This is a thorough book on the clarinet brumer a world class player and expert on the instrument. Frederick Thurston and Reginald Kell unwittingly betrayed their methods to me, but I also decided that I wanted to play in certain ways that they had never done. An uncle of mine had been a fellow teacher in South Shields.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. His biographer, Raymond Holden, writes, “his easy manner before the microphone meant that the radio programmes that he presented for the BBC, such as ‘At Home’, were popular favourites”. 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.

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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. Died September 15, in Brighton, Sussex, England. Alessandra marked it as to-read Mar 21, He held professorships during most of the period from tofirst at the Royal Academy of Musicthen at the Royal Military School of Musicand finally at the Guildhall School of Music.

My heroes from my schooldays were undoubtedly Jack Brymer and Gervase de Peyer — very different, but both with such a lot to offer.


Peter Sam rated it it was amazing May 13, Jack Brymer took clarient London postwar musical scene by storm. During his career Brymer made gramophone recordings of all Mozart’s works for wind solo and ensemble.

I’ve heard a lot of stuff by them that’s quite nasty, but occasional pure gold.

Jack Brymer | Biography & History | AllMusic

David marked it as to-read Mar 25, Brumer became one of his students at the Royal Academy of Music, and went to hear him in concerts as often as possible. He sounds like Hautbois oboa not like a clarinet actually. I went to Colin Bradbury for a couple of lessons once.

They married in when they were both There’s a Kell Mozart quintet on the pristine classical website that’s lcarinet and rather Brymeresque.

During his years of service, he met and played with many professional musicians, but returned to teaching once the war was over.

However, this work remains an excellent resource and is a MUST have for any serious clarinet enthusiast; whether you are student, an amateur or a professional performer. Some recordings may exist of broadcast performances which were not issued on commercial labels. I think the clarinet sound clariet continue to go through styles and phases, even the homogeneous international style.

Maarvin rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Brymer died in Redhill, Surrey at dlarinet age of Liz Campos-furber rated it really liked it Aug 13, Genre Classical Easy Listening.