See the Recorders for Sale page for a von Huene soprano to be exchanged for one at 415Hz, and a collection of Mollenhauer, Blezinger and Yamaha recorders in Cambridge.
See the Concerts page for two performances by the Lovekyn Consort in March as part of the Kingston Arts Festival of the Voice.
See the recorders for sale page for a range of instruments including new advertisements for instruments by Jacqueline Sorel.
Naomi Okuda is giving a concert of music by Handel and his German Contemporaries in Wimbledon on 8th March
Once again there is a recorder player in the woodwind final of the BBC Young Musician Competition 2014. Sophie Westbrooke will be competing in the Woodwind Category Final on 5th March in the Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. The category finals will be broadcast on BBC Four.
Leicester Branch is having a playing day with Chris Burgess in April
Cambridge Branch and Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch have playing days on 14th June
Niccolo PAGANINI: The complete 24 Caprices in 8 volumes
Arranged for treble (alto) recorder or transverse flute by Jean Cassignol
Jean-Claude Soldano (France) publisher
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An old project…
The original violin version of the famous op. 1 has been my upmarket technique tutor for some 20 years, for scale practice of course, and for arpeggios too!
The usable range of the treble (alto) recorder in F stretches along 2,5 octaves and lies in the top part of the tessitura of the transverse flute in C. All was needed was to resort to its lower fourth whenever necessary, to provide the flute with beautiful ossias.
Last but not least, it didn’t seem convenient to stick strictly to the original keys: one often feels closer to the composer’s intentions on the recorder as well as on the flute by transposing in the key in which the instrument will sound optimally.
I posted Caprices Nr. 9 and 24 on Youtube.