Jack Brymer - 1972

from Batuto Non Sempre Giusto ('At Times You Can't Trust That Beat'), page 182:

... the LSO did a TV show in 1972 with André Previn which had that very title Is Your Conductor Really Necessary? This time we put it to the test, with interesting results, and very little rehearsal. It was some well-known Dvořák with which we started, and the plan was that André should start us on it, then walk off and leave us playing on our own. It had, of course, been carefully selected, and upon his exit there was no serious difference, so after about a minute he scrambled back on to the podium, muttering something about 'not letting those fellows give our secrets…   more >>

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Jack Brymer, Batuto Non Sempre Giusto ('At Times You Can't Trust That Beat'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 182. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419443207838 accessed: 13 April, 2024


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral music
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


No location details given.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:46:47 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:51:54 +0000