Howard Blake: The Barber of Neville - Wind Concertos (SACD)

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Jaime Martin, Andrew Marriner, Gustavo Nunez, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Howard Blake is a living composer best known for his film scores (a.o. Snowman).

This album features new classical compositions by Howard Blake, all world premiere recordings. There is a story to the way Howard Blake and Sir Neville Marriner got to know each other: through the fact that they both have a house in Kensington and use the same hair dresser who made the connection.

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MusicWeb International

"This disc is a delight from start to finish...a collection of expertly crafted, very melodious and highly entertaining music. Since the music is so immaculately performed as well I can only conclude by saying ‘suits you, sir.’"

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Blake, H: Flute Concerto, Op. 493a
Jaime Martin (flute)

Blake, H: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 329a
Andrew Marriner (clarinet)

Blake, H: Bassoon Concerto, Op. 607
Gustavo Núñez (bassoon)

Blake, H: Serenade, Op. 419