Jack Brymer in Salzburg - between 20th Century and 1971

from In the Orchestra, pages 10-11:

It was in Salzburg, with the LSO, and the conductor was Karl Böhm, a man whose music-making we found both awesome and heart-warming. His discipline was first-class, probably because of the respect we had for him as a great musicians rather than as a person, and this enabled him to produce, at the final rehearsal, the finest performance of Strauss' Death and Transfiguration anyone could recall. I swear that many of us - and there are a few members of that excellent orchestra who could be called thin-skinned - were in tears at the end of it. It was an unforgettable experience, and should…   more >>

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Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 10-11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417879021412 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Salzburg


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
written by Richard Strauss
performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time between 20th Century and 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Brymer was in the LSO from 1963-71, during which this experience is likely to have occurred.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:17:01 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:45:07 +0000