Jack Brymer - 1950

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), pages 196-197:

Sir Adrian Boult... was a great champion of the music of Elgar, which he felt deeply and conducted superbly. I once played Falstaff with him, in 1950, and was delighted to fund that one section, which had always disappointed me in his recording, played at too fast a pace, was now smooth, even and leisurely. I asked him about this, and was rewarded with one of his gracious smiles as he said, 'Ah, my boy, you've got to remember that we all had to live with the tyranny of the four-and-a-half-minutes disc' (it was before the days of LPs). 'Even Elgar couldn't do anything about that!'

cite as

Jack Brymer, Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 196-197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419693773388 accessed: 25 June, 2022

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Falstaff
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Adrian Boult, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Notes

Locations unspecified, as is the date of the playback experience.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:22:53 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:55:40 +0000