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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.
Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 (Mozart)|
|Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 (Mozart)|
|Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D major (Süssmayr/Freyhan)|