Jack Brymer in Edinburgh - between 6 July, 1950 and 23 July, 1950

from Batuto Non Sempre Giusto ('At Times You Can't Trust That Beat'), pages 186-187:

Perhaps Fricsay's trouble was that in the 1950s he was overshadowed by a most magnificent Ariadne auf Naxos, the first version of Strauss' opera, with Molière’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme (the play) as the first half, complete with Strauss' splendid incidental music. The stage production was by Miles Malleson, and the opera version in the second half was conducted by Beecham and produced by Karl Ebert. There are some things one should not have to compete against, and possibly Fricsay knew it.
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. 186-187. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419607653301 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Edinburgh

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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'Ariadne auf Naxos'
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
'Le bourgeois gentilhomme' op. 60
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time between 6 July, 1950 and 23 July, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Follows straight after experience no. 1419606904424.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:27:33 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:52:28 +0000