Jack Brymer in London Borough of Haringey - 1948

from Tema Con Variazione ('Some Are Different from Others'), pages 35-37:

My very first impression of playing with a foreign orchestra, strangely enough, was at Haringey Arena in north London, in 1948, when for the first and last time in my experience two important orchestras played together as one: the French National Radio Orchestra from Paris and our Royal Philharmonic. The idea was Beecham's brain-child, and it worked remarkably well. We simply 'sat in ' together - six of each woodwind player, ten horns, eight trumpets, trombones to match, and over a hundred string players. I can't recall what happened in the percussion - probably not a lot, remembering the …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, Tema Con Variazione ('Some Are Different from Others'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 35-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395327333936 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: London Borough of Haringey

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67
written by Beethoven
performed by French National Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by French National Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
unspecified orchestral music
written by Edward Elgar
performed by French National Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
unspecified orchestral music
written by Edward Elgar
performed by French National Radio Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Notes

Experience took place in Haringey Arena, north London.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:55:33 +0000