Jack Brymer - between 1946 and 1948

from Molto Deciso ('... But They Still Form a Definite Pattern'), pages 54-55:

My next encounter was with the diminutive Oscar Lampe who led for Beecham from 1946 to about 1948, and was one of the greatest technical wizards of the violin who ever lived. Beecham taught him every note and very nuance of the cadenza in Strauss' Heldenleben, with Strauss himself in the background. He recorded this so perfectly that when I played it to some of the members of the Philadelphia Orchestra they said, with one accord, 'It's gotta be Heifetz!' Yet Oscar seemed to lack all enterprise in his own powers of invention, and while he was certainly capable of leading with great skill, …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, Molto Deciso ('... But They Still Form a Definite Pattern'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 54-55. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395327289133 accessed: 21 September, 2017


Jack Brymer
Musician, Clarinetist, schoolteacher

Listening to

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Ein Heldenleben
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Oscar Lampe, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1946 and 1948
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:54:49 +0000