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Recorder31 Day 24 | Introducing The Recorder Magazine

Recorder31 Day 24 | Introducing The Recorder Magazine

Recorder31 is one great place to read about recorders, but today we're introducing you to another: The Recorder Magazine. Edited by Barbara Law, we're delighted to share an exclusive video about the magazine, along with a giveaway for a year's digital subscription. Read on for details of how to enter...

About The Recorder Magazine

The Recorder Magazine is an independent publication from Peacock Press bringing you recorder news, views and information from the UK and around the world. Interviews with international soloists, ensembles and makers, academic research articles, teaching and technique tips, reviews of the latest publications and recordings, featured composerincluding a free new piece, spotlight on emerging young artists, news from the SRP, ERTA and much more.

Summer 2023 included a guide to successfully adding diminutions to your solo and ensemble playing, composer Tomi Raisanen and multi award winning recorder player Max Volbers. Past editions featured Dorothee Oberlinger, Lucie Horsch, Piers Adams, Pierre Hamon, Francesco li Virghi, and Tom Prescott.

Published quarterly, the Autumn edition will be out September 1st. Following on from the recent media attention on the ‘decline of the recorder and music education’ we exam the relevance and future of the recorder in education. Also featuring Althea Talbot Howard in conversation with Sarah Jeffery and a new work from Australian composer Paul Smith. News of the SRP/Moeck solo competition including an interview with head judge Erik Bosgraaf, emerging artist Otto Hashmi, trumpet and recorder player Justin Bland and an interdisciplinary project at York University. This issue is available to pre-order from The Early Music Shop here.

For more information, please visit the magazine's website by clicking here.

Find out more by watching this video from the editor Barbara Law, exclusive to Recorder31, which includes messages from a few familiar recorder faces!

The Recorder Magazine is available as individual issues or annual subscription in digital or hardcopy


We are delighted to offer a year's digital subscription to The Recorder Magazine to one lucky reader of Recorder31. This fantastic prize has been generously donated by the magazine's publisher, Peacock Press.

To be in with the chance of winning, simply share our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and then add a comment telling us that you'd like to enter!

Entries will be accepted until 23:59 PT on Sunday 27th August. Get sharing – good luck!


If you'd like to pre-order a printed copy of the upcoming issue which Barbara discusses in the video, please click here or on the cover image below.



The Sound of Recorder Music!

Each day this month we're highlighting an audio clip of a recorder from our extensive range. We've already featured the Zen-On Bressan Alto, but here's the popular version at a415 pitch. It's the only plastic a415 alto in our catalogue and a great recorder to first access Baroque pitch work, or to use as a practice instrument. Listen to the clips below or follow this link to find out more about this instrument.

Vivaldi La Notte:

Bach Sarabande:


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Evelyn Nallen - August 25, 2023

Lovely video about an excellent publication. From the beautiful cover onwards(should that be inwards?) it is always interesting, varied, informative and I feel it keeps me in touch with the recorder world at large. If you play the recorder at any level, in any context, you should subscribe!

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