We will soon greet 1st September this year to recollect the genius Dennis Brain who was killed by a car accident 50 years ago. A plan of a gathering to remember him with 50 admirers has made.
I had sometimes met good horn players who occasionally appeared as new genius, but I returned again to Dennis Brain. I know he is a pleasant person without remaining in splendour of a performance.
Let's share a time to honor Dennis Brain, and please tell your story. Let's meet in Akashi where the Japanese meridian goes along.
(Sakura Philharomonic Orchestra, Chiba Pref.)
|Marin Marais||Le Basque||Dennis played it as an encore at his Wind Ensemble Concert in Edinburgh Festival on 24th August 1957. Le Basque is known as the piece of his last solo performance.|
|Mozart||Duet for two horns No.12||He played it with Neil Sanders in BBC Radio Programme 'Lecture Recital Early Horn' on 23th July, 1955.|
|Mozart||Rondo from Concerto No.4 K.495||Dennis recorded it for the first time with Halle Orchestra on 1st June, 1943. Tina Brain (Dennis's niece) arranged the Rondo for horn duo.|
|Peter Maxwell Davis||Fanfare - Salute to Dennis Brain|
(Dennis Brain Day performance)
|Michael Thompson premiered it at Djanogly Recital Hall on 25th March 2007 in East Midlands Horn Festival.|
(Special thanks to Mr. Stuart Bower who provided us this music.)
|William Walton||Popular Song
|Philharmonia in Dennis Brain era recorded Façade twice. One by Lanbert and the other by the composer himself. Someone arranged this music for horn quartet and wood block!|
from Hänsel und Gretel
|Herbert von Karajan and Philharmonia recorded the complete opera. Dennis and his colleagues made a supreme performance at the top of the overture.|
Talk your own Dennis Brain stories
Handel / Water Music etc.
The Royal Air Force Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf O'Donnell (The first public performance) *
Photocopies of a Scrap book of the Royal Air Force Central Band US Tour 1944/45 (The first public exhibition) *
Original RAF Concert Programme (January 19th, 1945) (The first public exhibition)*
The materials marked * were kindly sent from Gil Singleton, Bandmaster of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
He will soon publish a book entitled "Uniforms of Musicians in the Royal Air Force and its Predecessors - A Photograpnic History".
Dennis Brain's signature was from Naoto Kinoshita.
|OTHER PERFORMANCES ON THE DAY
Holy Trinity Church , Leeds, England 11:00
Aberdeen, Scotland 16:00
Robert Martin, principal horn of the Aberdeen Sinfonietta
The Swiss Italian Conservatory, Lugano, Switzerland 20:30
American Horn Quartet along with Kristina Mascher
Japanese flag from http://www.fg-a.com/