Benten’s Apprentice


Benten’s Apprentice

Recorded in

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, April 2004.

    1. Gipsy Carnival (Krein)
    2. Nigun (Bloch)
    3. Banjo and Fiddle (Kroll)
    4. Romanza Andaluza (Pablo de Sarasate)
    5. Aus der Heimat (Smetana)
    6. Légende (Wieniawski)
    7. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)
    8. Hopak (Mussorgsky)
    9. Invitation To The Dance (Traditional)
    10. Moto Perpetuo (Novácek)
    11. Danse Espagnole (Falla)
    12. Czardas (Monti)

John is accompanied on the piano by Jo Sealey.

  • Recording and mixing: Paul White, Sound on Sound, and Hugh Robjohns, Apple & Pear Productions
  • Photography: Jackie Waller
  • Making it Possible: Paul Foad and Anthony Waller, Caged Productions, and Councillor John Hemmings.
  • Finally, special thanks to Tim Beilby, teacher and mentor.


The making of this CD was featured in Sound On Sound, September 2004, pp 156 – 161.


“….he played some very challenging material with a great deal of passion and maturity.  He’s definitely a big name in the making, so it was a privilege to be involved with his first ever serious recording.”

Read more about what is says in ‘Sound on Sound’