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General Discussion / Re: James Bowman, 1941 - 2023
« Last post by admin on April 08, 2023, 12:25:51 AM »
Thanks for the James Bowman post.

Unfortunately, most obituaries played down the Early Music Consort of London's work association and influence with Bowman - yet he was an integral part of the sound of the early music super group for ten years.

The lack of wobble tonewise from all members of the EMCL was a joy to behold, compared to the Continental style prevalent today!

James could be quite the raconteur and wonderfully indiscreet at times, especially so when my friend Richard Wood interviewed him a few years' ago - it'll form one of the chapters in a new book about Munrow, from people who knew him. Watch this space!
General Discussion / James Bowman, 1941 - 2023
« Last post by sarahk on April 04, 2023, 06:44:57 AM »
I was fortunate to see James Bowman, John Turner, and David Pugsley perform a tribute to David Munrow at the Royal Naval College Chapel in November 2006.  After spending many hours listening to Early Music Consort albums from childhood to adulthood, I was amazed to finally hear Bowman's (to me) very familiar voice in the flesh.  Munrow passed almost before my time, so the 2006 event was the closest I came to properly seeing the Early Music Consort.

Did Bowman influence Munrow to hate vibrato in singing or did Munrow so influence Bowman?

Rest in peace, Mr Bowman.
General Discussion / On what would have been David Munrow's 80th birthday
« Last post by sarahk on August 12, 2022, 08:17:55 AM »
Happy 80th birthday Mr Munrow—wherever you are.  You are missed.
General Discussion / Recorder Profile by John Thomson
« Last post by admin on September 05, 2020, 11:48:42 AM »
John Thomson interviewed Munrow for a short book profiling the leading recorder players of the day. It gives a revealing insight into Munrow's love of the recorder and his outlook on music generally - views which shaped his meteoric rise and cemented his lasting legacy.
General Discussion / Re: Andre Previn (1929 - 2018)
« Last post by piedpiper on April 02, 2019, 11:45:57 AM »

Hi Sarah..

                  Andre Previn knew Munrow, and his Early Music Consort of London. He was much impressed. Indeed, Previn wrote a short introduction to the book by Munrow entitled Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  Furthermore, he also appeared with Bernard Levine the noted journalist on the Memorial programme when he died in May 1976. Both Previn, and Levine appeared to my mind "shaken" somewhat by Munrow's suicide as he was such a popular figure in the music world in general. So, there you have the connection...
General Discussion / Andre Previn (1929 - 2018)
« Last post by sarahk on February 28, 2019, 08:59:49 PM »
Did David Munrow ever work with the late Andre Previn?  For some reason, I think he did, but cannot remember why.
Munrow's Recorded Legacy / The Renaissance Suite
« Last post by piedpiper on January 04, 2019, 11:01:13 AM »
I found this on the youtube site...and it is a classic.
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