Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman

Recorders


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CONCERT


3.00pm on Sunday 22nd October

St Saviour's Church,Dry Hill Park Crescent, Tonbridge

Kathryn Bennetts - Recorders

The programme will include four Telemann Fantasias,

and first performances of


Andreja Andric'sInterleaved Sequence (2017)

and

Donald Bousted'sTelemann Raven Claw (2017)


The Quarter-Tone Recorder Manual, written in 1997 in collaboration with composer Donald Bousted, is 20 years old this year! It was published by Moeck in 1998


CONCERT


7.30 on Saturday 24 June 2017

KATHRYN BENNETTS (RECORDER) AND YEO YAT-SOON (HARPSICHORD)



AT ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, TUDELEY, TONBRIDGE, KENT




A concert of Fantasias and Sonatas tomark the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann. The innovative creativity of Telemann's instrumental music will be explored in this rural church in the heart of Kent made famous throughout the world for its exceptional stained glass windows by Marc Chagall which were designed and installed over a period of nearly 20 years between 1967 and 1985.






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REVIEW

We had a fantastic review in a recent edition of the online music journal 'Tempo' (April 2015). Here are some of the highlights - you can download the whole review by clicking here

General comments about the Michael Wolter's CDKathryn and Peter Play the Recorder:

“Kathryn and Peter Play the Recorder” offers a lovely sound-world in which to get lost."

"utterly beguiling"

"teasing, characterful works."



About She Stays and My Own Step-song:

"She Stays is a kaleidoscopic pas de deux, the two recorders curling around each other serpent-like, whilst My Own Step-song is a tense, expostulatory recital spotlighting Purkis that uses harpsichord and recorders, again exploiting the fruitful contrast of diatonic sequences and curving, sighing microtones above them, to frame and qualify the singer’s anxious verses.

About "Kathryn und Peter durchqueren die Antarktis":

"austere and still"; "Bennetts and Bowman’s playing is delicate and mesmerizing throughout.”

The CD Kathryn and Peter Play the Recorderis available from either of us, cost £10. Individual tracks can be purchased online from the Birmingham Record Company by clicking here


"The recorder-playing throughout the evening displayed musicianship and virtuosity of the highest order along with the adventurous and challenging programming we have learned to expect from this outstanding duo. I came away with a sense of privilege at having been present at the first performance of (Gavin Bryars') Two Lines"

The Recorder Magazine, Autumn 2007


In performance

Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman are the UK’s leading recorder duo. Together they have commissioned and given first performances of many works creating an entirely new repertoire for the genre of recorder duo. A particular focus of the duo has been the use of microtonality and projects to extend this work have included ‘The Quarter-tone Recorder Manual’ (Moeck Ed. 2084), a CD of Donald Bousted’s quarter-tonal tour de force ‘Journey Among Travellers’ (1998) and a DVD of the radio opera from 2005, Kathryn und Peter Durchqueren die Antarktis (‘Kathryn and Peter Cross Antarctica’) by Michael Wolters and Marcus Dross.The initial work to develop dedicated fingerings for quarter-tones on the recorder has been adapted over the last fifteen years for other microtonal possibilities: third-, sixth- and eighth-tones. Regular performances and radio broadcasts have enabled their work to be heard throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Kathryn and Peter in Performance






Detail from Church window by Marc Chagall









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