Jack Brymer in Norbury - late September, 1946

from In the Orchestra, pages 92-93:

I recall the day well; it was a Saturday afternoon in late September 1946, and I was home at last in Norbury after leaving the RAF. For some reason the radio has been left playing quite loudly and crossing the room to turn it down I was suddenly halted in mid-stride by the incredible sound which came from it. It was Sibelius' Tapiola - and I had not heard such playing anywhere for some years. The wild winds of the northern forest of Finland were screaming through the rent pinewoods, wolves were howling in the dark depths, and Tappio, the god of all this, was on the rampage. I called to my …   more >>

cite as

Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 92-93. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419366050457 accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Norbury


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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written by Jean Sibelius
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time late September, 1946
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


A lengthy entry but the naming of personnel is felt to give context to the listening experience itself.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:20:50 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:46:25 +0000