Jack Brymer in Glyndebourne - in the middle of 1954

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

Perhaps more surprising was the appearance, a little late, of Georg Solti, at Glyndebourne in 1954. Again the opposition was quite formidable, with Gluck's Alceste given a rare and wondrous set of performances by Gui, and Paul Sacher rising to great heights in Stravinsky's Rake's Progress. Solti was in charge in nine performances of Giovanni, and at the time nobody seemed to feel that a great new maestro had arrived. There was no great frisson so far as audiences went, either, judging by their applause at his appearance; yet history has since shown that such first impressions, or lack of …   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). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419608546970 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Glyndebourne


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vittorio Gui
Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Georg Solti
The Rake's Progress
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Paul Sacher

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1954
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:42:27 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:52:44 +0000