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Jack Brymer OBE (27 January 1915 - 15 September 2003), born in South Shields, was a British clarinetist. In 1947 he followed Reginald Kell as principal clarinetist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was invited to this post, which he held until 1963, by Sir Thomas Beecham, with some encouragement from one of his friends, the horn player Dennis Brain. Brymer, Gwydion Brooke (bassoon), Gerald Jackson (flute) and Terence MacDonagh (oboe) became known as ‘The Royal Family’ of wind players, and were widely regarded as the one section of the RPO that outshone the competition from Walter Legge’s Philharmonia. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Shields is a coastal town in South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England on the south bank of the mouth of the River Tyne, with a population of about 90,000. ... A clarinetist (sometimes also spelled clarinettist) is a musician who plays the clarinet. ... Reginald Kell (born York, England 1906, died 5 Aug 1981, Frankfort, Kentucky, USA) was a British clarinettist. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // Dennis Brain (1921-05-17 – 1957-09-01) was a very distinguished British horn player and was largely responsible for popularizing the idea that the horn could be used as a solo instrument. ... Walter Legge (June 1, 1906 - March 22, 1979) was an influential British classical record producer, most notably for EMI. Legge first joined HMV in 1927 mainly to work for the editorial of the companys retailing magazine, but he caught the eye of another famous record producer, Fred Gaisberg, and... The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. ...


When he left the RPO, he spent periods as principal in the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1963-1972) and the London Symphony Orchestra (1972-1986). The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... It has been suggested that London (orchestra) be merged into this article or section. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brymer made a number of commercial recordings, including three of Mozart's clarinet concerto. He founded and led the London Wind Soloists with whom he recorded the complete set of Mozart's music for wind bands. He also made some recordings on other instruments, such as the saxophone. Mozarts Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 was written in 1791 for the clarinettist Anton Stadler. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and highly influential composer of Classical music. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...


He played many concertos and solo pieces with orchestra, including the concertos by Weber and Gerald Finzi (which he never recorded commercially), and also chamber music including the quintets by Mozart and Brahms, though he did not make recordings of all his repertoire. Some recordings may exist of broadcast performances which were not issued on commercial labels. He also played in many different ensembles, and recorded music by Graham Fitkin with the John Harle Band, as well as on the Beatles track A Day in the Life. Carl Maria von Weber Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst, Freiherr von Weber (November 18, 1786 in Eutin, Holstein – June 5, 1826 in London, England) was a German composer. ... Gerald Raphael Finzi (July 14, 1901 – September 27, 1956) was a British composer, whose popularity has increased considerably in the years since his death. ... Johannes Brahms. ... Graham Fitkin (born 1963) is a British composer. ... The Beatles, an English musical group from Liverpool, are the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful popular music artists in history. ... A Day in the Life is a song composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded for The Beatles album Sgt. ...


A significant feature of his style of playing was his use of vibrato, and he is considered to be one of the first woodwind players to use this systematically. Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ...


Brymer taught music worldwide and was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Military School of Music. He received his OBE in 1960. A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... The Royal Academy of Music (sometimes abbreviated to RAM) is a music school in London, England and one of the leading music institutions in the world. ... The GSMD seen across the Barbican lake. ... The Royal Military School of Music in Twickenham, West London trains musicians for the British Armys twenty nine bands. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Alan Paul and Guy Woolfenden both wrote concertos for him, and Armstrong Gibbs wrote a clarinet quintet. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He wrote several books, including From where I sit (1979), and In the orchestra, (1987). He was also well known for a long while as a presenter of radio programmes. This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was president of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain.


Discography

  • Brahms, Clarinet Quintet
  • Coates, Saxo Rhapsody
  • Debussy, Première Rhapsody, L. 116
  • Mozart, Clarinet Concerto (with Beecham, Colin Davis, Neville Marriner)
  • Mozart, Clarinet Quintet (with the Allegri Quartet)
  • Mozart, Kegelstatt Trio
  • Mozart, Complete Wind Music (music for wind bands), with the London Wind Soloists
  • Weber, E flat concertino, Op. 26
  • Weber, Concerto in E minor, Op. 86

Sir Colin Rex Davis (born September 25, 1927) is a noted British conductor. ... Sir Neville Marriner (born April 15, 1924) is a conductor and violinist. ... The Allegri Quartet is a string quartet that was founded in 1953 by Eli Goren and William Pleeth. ...

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Obituary: Jack Brymer | Art & Architecture | Guardian Unlimited Arts (1163 words)
Jack Brymer, who has died aged 88, was one of the finest clarinettists of the past half-century.
Brymer was unusual in that he came from the world of amateur music and jazz, and brought to his orchestral playing a particularly warm and flexible tone.
Brymer was a founder-member of the Wigmore Ensemble, the Prometheus Ensemble and the London Baroque Ensemble, director of the London Wind Soloists, and a member of the Tuckwell Wind Quartet and the Robles Ensemble.
Guardian | Jack Brymer (1163 words)
Jack Brymer, who has died aged 88, was one of the finest clarinettists of the past half-century.
Brymer was unusual in that he came from the world of amateur music and jazz, and brought to his orchestral playing a particularly warm and flexible tone.
Brymer was a founder-member of the Wigmore Ensemble, the Prometheus Ensemble and the London Baroque Ensemble, director of the London Wind Soloists, and a member of the Tuckwell Wind Quartet and the Robles Ensemble.
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