Tag Archives: Bassoon

CD of the Month: Voyage of a Sea-God

Voyage of a Sea-God | Laurence Perkins Laurence Perkins – Bassoon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Willliam Goodchild – Conductor, Michael Hancock – Piano, Carducci String Quartet Hyperion CDA68371/2 Laurence Perkins’ new CD, Voyage of a Sea-God (released on 2nd … Continue reading

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Eric Arbiter: The Way of Cane

Introducing ‘The Way of Cane’ by Eric Arbiter to Howarth of London. Bassoonists have enjoyed several prescriptive ‘how to’ guides over the years from various established reed makers, but other than the classic  Popkin and Glickman bassoon reed making book, … Continue reading

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‘The Practice Challenge’ by Rachel Broadbent

When beginning to learn an instrument, it can sometimes be difficult to know what or how to practise. Acknowledging this, professional oboist Rachel Broadbent has created a game aimed towards young students of the oboe, flute, clarinet, or bassoon, bringing … Continue reading

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CD of the Month: Music for Nine Winds

Music for Nine Winds | Atéa Quintet Atéa Quintet – Chris Beagles Horn, Anna Hashimoto Clarinet, Philip Haworth Oboe, Ashley Myall Bassoon, Alena Walentin Flute …and friends – Jordan Black Clarinet, Paul Cott Horn, Jennifer Melville Oboe, Andrew Watson Bassoon Coviello Classics COV 91912 Following the success of their debut album the Atéa … Continue reading

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Reed Machines ‘The Cube’

Based in the Netherlands, Reed Machines pride themselves for being a company run ‘by musicians for musicians’ and cite their company’s successes on their attention to customer feedback. Reed Machines’ innovative technicians create products using the latest technological possibilities with … Continue reading

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Amati, worth a second look?

Say the word ‘Amati’ in Bassoon circles and you’ll usually conjure up images of battered old instruments, with a variety of different maker’s marks that have sat for decades, in a cupboard, unloved and unplayable without serious money being spent … Continue reading

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Howarth Charity Grade-One-athon

September; our bank holidays have gone, our summer cools off and our children go back to school. Some hopeful and festively optimistic souls are even beginning their countdown to Christmas. Here at Howarth of London seven brave staff members have … Continue reading

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Fox Bassoon Dealership at Howarth of London

Howarth of London are pleased to announce that we are now a main agent for Fox Bassoons in the UK. We are now able to offer the full range of Fox and Renard bassoons and contra bassoons, supplied direct from … Continue reading

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The Howarth Junior Oboe In Action!

The Howarth Junior oboe is our ‘starter’ instrument, designed especially to allow younger children to make the best start. Too often the oboe is characterised by being complicated and difficult, especially for beginners who can be put off playing this … Continue reading

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