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Important New Recording
Bassano: Ricercate for Solo Recorder

Australian recorder player Rodney Waterman has just released his recording of Giovanni Bassano’s solo Ricercate of 1585. This represents the first recording of all eight ricercate on recorder. Available as a CD and digital album here.

Vale! Colin Michael Touchin 1953-2022

A key figure in the recorder world, Colin sadly died at his home in Warsaw, Poland, this September. His career was varied and he was in demand as an educator, conductor, composer, clarinettist, recorder player, festival adjudicator, and broadcaster. Obituary: Law, Barbara. 2022. “Colin Michael Touchin 1953–2022.” Recorder  Magazine 42 (4): 166.

About the Webmaster

After a lengthy career as a taxonomic botanist I am now retired and living in Tasmania. Whilst science has made life possible for me, music has always made it worthwhile. My interest in performance practices of the distant past has centred largely on the recorder, although I have also played a number of renaissance reed instruments and the trombone. I taught recorder privately and at several tertiary institutions for many years on the larger island to the north of here. I have performed extensively as a soloist, have led early music ensembles and served as musical director of various recorder and early music societies in Sydney, Perth and Hobart.