, Denis Matthews, Reginald Kell, Gerald Martin Moore, Leon Goossens, and Anthony Pini.
11 February 1950: Philharmonia Concert Series presents Louis Kentner, Richard Lewis, Dennis Brain, Constance Shacklock and John Wills.
20 December 1955: Frederick Grinke (violin) and Michael Mullinar (piano) with the Dennis Brain Ensemble (Box 31/i (1950)
27 and 30 April 1956: Dennis Brain Chamber Orchestra/Wind Ensemble (Box 31/i (1950)
In the many brilliant performances of his part that Dennis Brain has given he has always I am sure, played it as I have marked it in the score.
Britten, Benjamin with Boyd Neel String Orchestra; Peter Pears; Dennis Brain.
Goossens, Eugene with New Symphony Orchestra; Peter Pears; Dennis Brain.
My response is, "If Dennis Brain
had written an autobiography and it was not readily available, would you want it reprinted in our journal?
And to round out this famous horn section, in 1957 my parents bought me one of the first Philip Farkas Holton horns (arranged thru Clyde Wedgwood) which we picked up at Farkas's house in Evanston IL on the day Dennis Brain
An expanded biography of Dennis Brain
now includes a pdf download of the updated book Dennis Brain
on Record: A Comprehensive Discography of his Solo, Chamber and Orchestral Recordings by Robert Marshall, published in 1996 by Margun Music, Newton MA with a foreword by Gunther Schuller.
For many years, Stephen Pettit's book on Dennis Brain (1976/1988) has been the primary resource for biographical information on the person who many still consider to be the best horn player in musical history.
The following chapters look at different stages of his career individually--tours with the RAF in World War II, the beginnings of the Dennis Brain Wind Quintet and Wind Ensemble, and then time spent in the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras.
To hear legends such as Dennis Brain
and his colleagues lend their artistry to Baroque and Classical music is sheer joy.
Many of us grew up listening to the classic Dennis Brain
record of the original instrumentation (horn, violin, two violas and cello).
Even today I wonder how many Dennis Brains
, Alfred Brendels or Jacqueline de Pres lurk in our schools, talent untapped because they belong to the wrong class.