Wilfred Brown in Wash Common - July, 1968

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, pages 214-215:

A few days later I received a letter from Bill Brown: Dear Hilary, I have resisted writing this letter, but the strain is too great. So, you’d better know, in my unworthy opinion, among the many exciting and felicitous and moving things that went to make up Saturday’s St Matthew Passion at St George’s nothing matched your playing of the obligato in No. 58. Your total absorption in the piece, the nuances, the timing of every minutest detail, and the sheer beauty of the sound you and your pipe produced, were unforgettably lovely. Flute playing has (I confess with shame and …   more >>
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 214-215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406056905797 accessed: 2 July, 2022

location of experience: Wash Common

Listeners

Wilfred Brown
Singing
1922-1971

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
performed by Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, Christopher Finzi, Wilfred Brown, Newbury String Players

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1968
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:52:04 +0000