Jack Brymer in London - at the end of the 1940's

from Molto Deciso ('... But They Still Form a Definite Pattern'), pages 68-69:

Tympanists [sic], as distinct from percussionists, are of course quite special people.... They can, after all, drown the whole orchestra at will; and although the conductor may think he is setting the tempo, you may be sure there's nothing much he can do if a determined timpanist decides otherwise. This is probably a subconscious reaction with most of them, but just occasionally it surfaces, as it did with Jim Bradshaw on the very first appearance of Herbert von Karajan in London, conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. The concert had been exciting, to say the least, the more so since it …   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. 68-69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419368043540 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by Jim Bradshaw, Dinu Lipatti, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Brymer is recounting someone else's listening experience.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:54:03 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:48:04 +0000