Carl Dolmetsch – The Recorder was his Life

Saturday 21st June 6pm

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The creative life of Carl Dolmetsch and his pivotal role in the 20th – century recorder renaissance is portrayed in pictures, words and music. From the age of seven, when he accidentally left the bag containing his father’s antique Bressan recorder on a platform at Waterloo Station, Carl’s destiny would become inextricably linked with the recorder, and we retrace the exciting journey which followed this childhood disaster.

We shall learn how his work on aircraft components during WWII led him to design the first plastic recorders, transforming musical education for thousands of children and turning ‘recorder’ into a household word, and how the new works he commissioned from leading contemporary composers re- established the recorder as a serious musical instrument, securing its survival for generations to come.

Presented by Jeanne Dolmetsch

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