Music for Clarinet by John Hawkins, Vol. 1: Simplicius Steve Dummer
- John Hawkins (b. 1949):
- 1Simplicius Simplicissimus06:34
- 2The Dong with a Luminous Nose14:17
- In Touch:
- 3In Touch: I. Touching In03:02
- 4In Touch: II. Don't Touch03:41
- 5In Touch: III. Touch and Go03:14
- Clarinet Sonata:
- 6Clarinet Sonata: I. Fast03:27
- 7Clarinet Sonata: II. Grave04:25
- 8Clarinet Sonata: III. Presto02:54
- Clarinet Concerto:
- 9Clarinet Concerto: I. Con moto moderato07:33
- 10Clarinet Concerto: II. Lento03:11
- 11Clarinet Concerto: III. Allegro06:15
Info for Music for Clarinet by John Hawkins, Vol. 1: Simplicius
This exciting new recording focuses on music featuring the clarinet written over a period of fifty years by UK composer John Hawkins. Beginning with the most recent (Simplicius Simplicissimus) the list works back to early pieces, including a virtuoso concerto for clarinet and string orchestra. As well as the orchestral works, the album includes chamber music with both piano and cello. John Hawkins large-scale works include a trilogy about the sea including a Sea Symphony which had BBC broadcasts by both the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Orchestra. Other BBC broadcasts have included Urizen for viola and piano, Variations for piano and This World for choir and two trumpets (BBC Singers). Soloist Steve Dummer, clarinet, was a student of the late, great Jack Brymer and now gives regular concerts throughout the UK and in sessions for radio and television. He is also a conductor and educator, as musical director of Kidenza, and founder and musical director of both Talkestra and Stane Street Sinfonietta. He is a regular tutor and conductor at Dartington International Summer.
Steve Dummer, clarinet
Yoko Ono, piano
Ivana Peranic, cello
Aidan Smith, baritone
Stane Street Sinfonietta
Holly Mathieson, conductor
The conductor, composer and educator Steve Dummer, known to many as conductor of the Horsham Symphony Orchestra, appears in his other role as clarinettist to present an evening of music for the instrument with pianist Yoko Ono. Steve’s introductions are always an education so he will guide us through a programme including Sonatas by John Hawkins, Poulenc and Horovitz and works by Finzi, Baxter and Rodney Bennett with his usual enthusiastic presentation.
Steve was a student of the late, great clarinettist Jack Brymer and now gives regular concerts throughout the UK and for radio and television. He has given world premieres of music written for him by many composers and has recently recorded a CD of the complete clarinet music by John Hawkins. Apart from his work with Horsham Symphony Orchestra he is musical director of Kidenza, founder and musical director of Stane Street Sinfonietta, founder and musical director of Talkestra, conductor of the Reza Community Orchestra, musical director of CoMA Sussex and a regular tutor and conductor at Dartington International Summer School.
Japanese pianist Yoko received her musical training in Japan and at the Royal Academy of Music where she worked with Christopher Elton. After leaving the Academy, she studied with Maria Curcio and Benjamin Kaplan. Yoko is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician performing in many countries. Her major concert hall performances include the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Barbican and Suntory Hall. She has played piano concertos with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra. Now based in Brighton, Yoko teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Roedean School. She is a committee member of the Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.