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Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina;
Malcolm Arnold
: Sonatina op. 41; Solitaire; Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet
Gordon Jacob: Suite for Recorder and String Quartet; Malcolm Arnold:
York Bowen
: Sonata op. 121;
Edmund Rubbra: Meditazioni sopra “Coeurs Désolés” op. 67

Jill Kemp (recorders) Aleksander Szram (piano); Brodowski Quartet

MMC103 [Recorded2010]

A good survey of 20C recorder music covering the instrument's renaissance from Carl Dolmetsch etc onwards.

It will be a required purchase for recorder players everywhere, not just in England. The Rubbra is a particular favourite of mine which I loved to play.

But I have a caveat which will come to the fore on MusicalPointers more and more...

Why a CD?

Jill's 10-minute YouTube video (screen grabs below) is worth more than the whole of the well-packed 71 mins disc ! She is charmingly natural, relaxed, fluent and a joy to be with on line! Aleks Szram seems to have abandoned playing everything by memory and he can, as always, be seen to be totally attentive to his partner.







Also on YouTube: The York Bowen sonata at the Royal Overseas League

Peter Grahame Woolf