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 and Sir Thomas set a wonderful leisurely tempo for [the second movement], so it just unfolds, one gorgeous line at a time.

The LSO paid Brymer the unusual tribute of mounting a special concert to mark his 70th birthday, and another to mark his 75th. 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.

In using it, he was copying Fritz Kreisler, who according to Carl Flesch had been the first violinist to play with continuous vibrato. He was also well known for a long while as a presenter of radio programmes. Inon the recommendation of professional musicians who had played with Brymer during wartime military service, Sir Thomas Beecham invited him to audition as principal clarinetist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to succeed Reginald Kell.

Inhe joined the RAF as a physical training instructor, doing his basic training at Uxbridge. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Jack Brymer

Ashley rated it it was amazing Jul 22, This page was jadk edited on 27 Decemberat Sabrina added it Sep 06, Having heard him play, Beecham appointed him to succeed Kell. After his basic training he was promoted to corporal and posted to Morecambe on the north west coast of England as a physical training instructor.

Brymer was also an amazing sax player. I don’t think I saw the Colin David recording, at least not in the mp3 section I downloaded from. Suzanne rated it liked it Jul 22, Genre Classical Easy Listening.

Clarinet Tone Talk: Jack Brymer, English master clarinetist

I wish I could feel more enthused about modern British players. The Clarinet Concerto has never been recorded better.

George Huba rated it it was amazing May 05, Died September 15, in Brighton, Sussex, England. I agree that Brymer probably achieved the ideal tone in some of his recordings.

Eduardo Pinheiro added it Jan 13, But, surely, it is also creative for a bryme to influence other performers. Additional sections discuss the mechanics and physics of the instrument such as tuning, the reed, fingerings and maintenance.

Cassandra Ray marked it as to-read Jul 14, Miranda Parker added it Mar 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Brymer’s first reaction was to think it was a practical jacck, with one of his musical friends impersonating Beecham’s familiar lordly drawl.

Clarinet by Jack Brymer

Paperbackpages. 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.


For me, the best of his Mozart concertos is the one with Colin Davis both as a performance and for the full rich sound. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They are luxuriating in some of the most beautiful music ever written; they refuse to drive it.

Some recordings may exist of broadcast performances which were not issued on commercial labels. Radimir Shevchenko marked it as to-read Jul 22, Charlea marked it as to-read Jun iack, In the classical chamber repertory, Brymer was associated with several groups.

Jack Brymer – Tribute page

Brymer died in Redhill, Surrey at the age of It’s a disgrace it’s never been on CD. However, I’ll make an exception for his Copland concerto, which is the best I know in terms of sound and excitement. It was at Goldsmiths that he first met Joan Richardson, a violinist and viola player.

There was bdymer son of the marriage. I have come to believe that a little “belly” in the sound is effective and desirable.

The version he remembered with the most pleasure was the first, made in one session in under Beecham. For any serious clarinet player, this book is an absolute must. But I think I can also now listen to him objectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Andrew Cummer marked it as to-read Apr 22,