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English recorder works
played by Jill Kemp -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... a virtuoso performer ...'

English Recorder Works - Jill Kemp, Aleksander Szram, Brodowski Quartet. © 2012 Music and Media Consulting Ltd / MMC Recordings

It is not unreasonable to suggest that some music written for the recorder is not always of the greatest quality, arguably because the recorder is not taken as seriously by composers as by a virtuoso performer like Jill Kemp. The pieces assembled in this recital are technically challenging and, for the most part, musically engaging. Lennox Berkeley wrote a Sonatina for Carl Dolmetsch, without whose enthusiasm for 'keeping the instrument alive' so much of the new repertoire exposed during the 1940s may not exist. Berkeley's three-movement piece was first heard in 1939 in one of a series of pioneering recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, and understandably found much favour...

Copyright © 17 September 2013 Patric Standford,
Suffolk UK

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ENGLISH RECORDER WORKS - JILL KEMP

LENNOX BERKELEY

GORDON JACOB

MALCOLM ARNOLD

MMC RECORDINGS

RECORDER MUSIC

ENGLAND

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