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This rare and extensive musical legacy of the Draper family in music, words and pictures is a significant new addition to the recording catalogue.
It includes chamber, solo and works with orchestra by Brahms, Beethoven, Verdi, Bizet and Haydn, together with popular favourites with band arranged by the Draper family members themselves. This is a digital only release of 78 carefully restored tracks containing a wealth of repertoire available for all listeners to enjoy.
Henry Lazarus Fantasia on Airs from Bellini’s I Puritani; Charles Oberthür Le Désir op. 65; James Waterson Morceau de concert, Andante and Polonaise; Johan Kalliwoda Morceau de salon op. 229; Charles Villiers Stanford Three Intermezzi op. 13…
These recordings give offer a profile of one of the outstanding British clarinettists of the 20th century. Alan Hacker was a pionner of the clarinet in the 60s and 70s whose impact can still be felt today.A founder member of the Pierrot Players and the Fires of London, Alan Hacker’s playing astonished and delighted a generation of concert-goers and acted as an inspiration for many composers and players.
The New York Times described David Weber as ‘one of the best clarinettists in the United States’, a description that was supported by many that were fortunate enough to hear his beautifully rounded tone and his intensely expressive playing and technical brilliance. In the words of a former students ‘A list of the great clarinettists of the twentieth century would be incomplete with the name of David Weber.’
Elisabeth Lutyens Valediction, This Green Tide; Richard Rodney Bennett Crosstalk; Egon Wellesz Zwei Stücke; Arnold Cook Suite for three clarinets; John Mayer Dance Suite, Raga Music for solo clarinet; Morris Pert Eoastrion