Jack Brymer in Glyndebourne - between July, 1955 and August, 1955

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), page 204:

Carlo Maria Giulini... his first impact upon the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was quite unexpected. It was a great moment. We were rehearsing in the (deserted) canteen of Glyndebourne Opera one morning in 1955 without benefit of soloists or chorus, and the work was Verdi's Falstaff. Many of us knew the music, and were on the lookout for the very opening bar, which starts with what can only be described as a fortissimo empty beat - in real terms, a solo for conductor. If he is good, it is secure. If not, the whole attack of the orchestra sounds like a pack of cards being dropped by a rather …   more >>
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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. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419694795548 accessed: 2 July, 2022

location of experience: Glyndebourne

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Falstaff
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Carlo Maria Giulini, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time between July, 1955 and August, 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Notes

There are actually two locations: Glyndebourne (as indicated) but also Edinburgh.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:39:55 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:56:19 +0000