Jack Brymer in Edinburgh - in the middle of 1950

from Batuto Non Sempre Giusto ('At Times You Can't Trust That Beat'), page 186:

In 1950 we had Ferenc Fricsay to conduct nine performances of Figaro at the Edinburgh Festival. For us it was a non-event, and all we can recall is his sadness at not being able to get the very special pianissimo he wanted because of the shallowness of the pit. Others seemed able to do so but Fricsay really failed, and the orchestra found him less than impressive; yet within a year or two he was achieving great success with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and hearing him perform made one wonder how we had somehow missed one of the good ones.
cite as

Jack Brymer, Batuto Non Sempre Giusto ('At Times You Can't Trust That Beat'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 186. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419606904424 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Edinburgh

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Nozze di Figaro
written by Mozart, Mozart
performed by Ferenc Fricsay, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:15:04 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:52:12 +0000