This arrived today, excited to try them out! #reeds #syntheticreeds #clarinet #classicalmusic #musician

This arrived today, excited to try them out! #reeds #syntheticreeds #clarinet #classicalmusic #musician

22 July 2014 ·

Today, I graduated with a BA hons in Music. Biggest achievement of my life so far.

Today, I graduated with a BA hons in Music. Biggest achievement of my life so far.

17 July 2014 ·

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Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: IV. Andante maestoso-Allegro vivace [excerpt]

Herbert von Karajan and Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: IV. Andante maestoso-Allegro vivace [excerpt] - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker 

Such an epic piece of music… Here is the fantastic ending.

15 July 2014 ·

Bought these bad boys for #Graduation! #music #musician #trebleclef #cufflinks #fashion

Bought these bad boys for #Graduation! #music #musician #trebleclef #cufflinks #fashion

12 July 2014 ·

Sooo…Brahms was quite hot back in the day!

Sooo…Brahms was quite hot back in the day!

3 July 2014 ·

liederderp:

bachtothefugue:

So I’m spending the night with Stravinsky and

The only time I ever cried while learning to play music was Stravinsky. 

(via mecedoraflutist)

27 June 2014 ·

My friend, Annie, and I playing the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op. 91 with Bath Spa University Orchestra conducted by Roger Heaton in the Assembly Rooms in Bath. This was the best night of my life!

My friend, Annie, and I playing the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op. 91 with Bath Spa University Orchestra conducted by Roger Heaton in the Assembly Rooms in Bath. This was the best night of my life!

18 June 2014 ·

Clarinet selfie.

Clarinet selfie.

10 June 2014 ·

Music students…

4 June 2014 ·

Beau Soir - Claude Debussy (arr. J. Heifetz)

Clarinet: Alex Shaw (me!)
Piano: Maria Garcia

I am in love with this piece! (ew my tuning but oh wellllll)

2 June 2014 ·

Clarinet Concerto - Aaron Copland

Clarinet: Alex Shaw (me!)
Piano: Maria Garcia

From my end of year recital…! Hope you enjoy. 

24 May 2014 ·

Prelude for Solo Clarinet - Krzysztof Penderecki

Clarinet: Alex Shaw (me!)

This was my contemporary choice for my final recital, and here I am playing it! A few slip ups which were a bit annoying, however I am generally happy with the overall performance!  

22 May 2014 ·

amusiclibrary:

This is SUBLIME! Juilliard School of Music Trumpets! 

Skip to 4:10 for the William Tell Overture!

Reblogging this because it is epic.

6 May 2014 ·

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La cathédrale engloutie

Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

deceptivecadenza:

breathethedownbow:

Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie - Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

This is what I’ve been talking about. It’s probably the most divine collection of sounds I’ve ever heard. There are a few recordings of this arrangement on Youtube, but none with this ensemble, and their expertise and artistry make all the difference.

This is the first arrangement of Debussy’s piano music to a different instrumentation that I think better than the original. This is absolutely divine music.

(Source: smashedplantain, via geekyviolinist)

27 April 2014 ·

I did a new vlog! We drove around wet and rainy Wiltshire, and had some very British TEA!

26 April 2014 ·

Me

Hey, my name's Alex :)

21 years old, originally from London, but now live in Bath!

I play the Clarinet, Piano and Recorder

This blog is a mixture of classical music and random stuff. I also do competitions, so if you're interested keep an eye out! I have a Flute, Clarinet and Strings Cycle, which is a compilation of all Flute, Clarinet and Strings audio tracks I have uploaded onto my Tumblr so far, check them out! (I'm now working on a Piano cycle!)

If you want to get to know me more then just message me or follow me on Twitter, or check out my YouTube channel!

Hope you like the stuff on here :)

Thanks guys x