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King, Dame Thea (clarinet)
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Dame Thea King (clarinet)

see also Dame Thea King (basset clarinet)

The doyenne of English clarinettists, Dame Thea King was a greatly loved and respected artist who enjoyed a varied career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She appeared at all the major festivals in Britain, and also in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil and the USA, frequently as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra for whom she played principal clarinet.

Her solo recordings feature nineteenth-century repertoire and British music of this century (many were première recordings), including a recent issue of Britten's posthumously published Concerto Movement, together with concertos by Malcolm Arnold and Elizabeth Maconchy. Her versions of Mozart and Brahms have often been the preferred choice of critics in both broadcast and magazine reviews.

Thea King also played the solo repertoire for basset clarinet and basset horn, and recorded all three parts in Mendelssohn's Konzertstück, Op 114, for clarinet, basset-horn and piano for the BBC's 'Double Exposure' series.

She was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music, and was created a Dame of the British Empire in 2001, having earlier been awarded the OBE in 1985.

Dame Thea King died on 26 June 2007.

Albums
'Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Arnold, Britten & Maconchy: Clarinet Concertos
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55060  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Blake, Lutosławski & Seiber: Clarinet Concertos
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'Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Clarinet Trio' (CDA66107)
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Clarinet Trio
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'Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas' (CDH55158)
Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH55158  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service; also available on CDS44331/42  
'Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music' (CDS44331/42)
Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music
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'Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Britten, Maconchy & Arnold: Clarinet Concertos
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'Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55105)
Clarinet Quintets
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'Cooke, Rawsthorne & Jacob: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66031)
Cooke, Rawsthorne & Jacob: Clarinet Concertos
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'Crusell & Weber: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66088)
Crusell & Weber: Clarinet Concertos
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'Crusell: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55203)
Crusell: Clarinet Concertos
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'Crusell: Clarinet Quartets' (CDH55031)
Crusell: Clarinet Quartets
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'English Music for Clarinet' (CDD22027)
English Music for Clarinet
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'Finzi & Stanford: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55101)
Finzi & Stanford: Clarinet Concertos
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'Fuchs, Stanford & Romberg: Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55076)
Fuchs, Stanford & Romberg: Clarinet Quintets
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'Jacob & Somervell: Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55110)
Jacob & Somervell: Clarinet Quintets
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'Jacob, Cooke & Rawsthorne: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66031)
Jacob, Cooke & Rawsthorne: Clarinet Concertos
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'Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Lutosławski, Seiber & Blake: Clarinet Concertos
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'Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55060)
Maconchy, Arnold & Britten: Clarinet Concertos
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'Rawsthorne, Jacob & Cooke: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66031)
Rawsthorne, Jacob & Cooke: Clarinet Concertos
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'Romberg, Fuchs & Stanford: Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55076)
Romberg, Fuchs & Stanford: Clarinet Quintets
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
Buy by post £150.00 CDS44201/40  40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 9 – Arleen Auger' (CDJ33009)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 9 – Arleen Auger
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'Seiber, Blake & Lutosławski: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66215)
Seiber, Blake & Lutosławski: Clarinet Concertos
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'Simpson: String Quartet No 13 & String Quintet No 2' (CDA66905)
Simpson: String Quartet No 13 & String Quintet No 2
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'Somervell & Jacob: Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55110)
Somervell & Jacob: Clarinet Quintets
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'Stanford & Finzi: Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55101)
Stanford & Finzi: Clarinet Concertos
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55101  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Stanford, Romberg & Fuchs: Clarinet Quintets' (CDH55076)
Stanford, Romberg & Fuchs: Clarinet Quintets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55076  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55188)
Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos
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'The Clarinet in Concert' (CDD22017)
The Clarinet in Concert
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22017  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Villa-Lobos: Music for flute' (CDH55057)
Villa-Lobos: Music for flute
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'Weber & Crusell: Clarinet Concertos' (CDA66088)
Weber & Crusell: Clarinet Concertos
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'Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition' (HYP200)
Schubert: An introduction to The Hyperion Schubert Edition
HYP200  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Arabesques, Op 47 (Reizenstein)
Chôros No 2 (Villa-Lobos)
Clarinet Concerto (Blake)
Clarinet Concerto in A minor, Op 80 (Stanford)
Clarinet Concerto in G minor, Op 29 (Rietz)
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 1 (Crusell)
Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op 20 (Arnold)
Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat major, Op 74 (Weber)
Clarinet Concerto No 2 in F minor 'Grand Concerto', Op 5 (Crusell)
Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 115 (Arnold)
Clarinet Concerto No 3 in B flat major, Op 11 (Crusell)
Clarinet Quartet No 1 in E flat major, Op 2 (Crusell)
Clarinet Quartet No 2 in C minor, Op 4 (Crusell)
Clarinet Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 7 (Crusell)
Clarinet Quintet (Cooke)
Clarinet Quintet (Maconchy)
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 (Brahms)
Clarinet Quintet in E flat major, Op 102 (Fuchs)
Clarinet Quintet in E flat major, Op 57 (Romberg)
Clarinet Quintet in G major (Somervell)
Clarinet Quintet in G minor (Jacob)
Clarinet Quintet, Op 28 (Frankel)
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 120 No 2 (Brahms)
Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1 (Brahms)
Concert Piece for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra in D minor, Op 114 (Mendelssohn)
Concert Piece for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra in F minor, Op 113 (Mendelssohn)
Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra (Seiber)
Concertino No 1 (Maconchy)
Concertino No 2 (Maconchy)
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra (Cooke)
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra (Rawsthorne)
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, Op 31 (Finzi)
Concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra in E minor, Op 88 (Bruch)
Concerto for two clarinets No 1 in B flat major, Op 27 (Tausch)
Concerto for two clarinets No 2 in B flat major, Op 26 (Tausch)
Dance preludes (Lutosławski)
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Schubert)
Eilean Shona (Holbrooke)
Fantasy for clarinet and string quartet No 1 in G minor (Stanford)
Fantasy for clarinet and string quartet No 2 in F major (Stanford)
Five Bagatelles, Op 23 (Finzi)
Four Characteristic Pieces (Hurlstone)
Four Short Pieces, Op 6 (Ferguson)
Ich schleiche bang und still herum, D787 No 2 (Schubert/Spiegl)
Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air, Op 12 (Crusell)
Konzertstück in F major (Heinze)
Mini-concerto for clarinet and string orchestra (Jacob)
Movement for clarinet and orchestra (Britten/Matthews)
Pastoral (Bliss)
Quintet for clarinet and strings (Simpson)
Quinteto em forma de chôros (Villa-Lobos)
Rhapsodic Quintet, Op 31 (Howells)
Scherzetto for clarinet and orchestra (Arnold/Palmer)
Sinfonie Concertante for two clarinets in F major (Solère)
Sonata for clarinet and piano (Howells)
Sonata for clarinet and piano in B flat major (Cooke)
Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op 129 (Stanford)
Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (Villa-Lobos)
Trio for piano, clarinet and cello in A minor, Op 114 (Brahms)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 (Spohr)
Wenn auf dem höchsten Fels ich steh’  First line to Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Schubert)
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