Jack Brymer in Royal Festival Hall - 1955

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), pages 204-205:

The first item on the programme was the very gentle Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn, entirely different from the intense Verdi we had played with him up to that time. It was a great occasion, and Giulini was given a most warm welcome by a large audience at the Royal Festival Hall. After smilingly acknowledging this, he turned to us, and the familiar look of intense concentration appeared on his quite classic features. It was Falstaff all over again, and for a split second we all felt he was about to start conducting the wrong work. He raised his arms dramatically, paused in concentration, and…   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. 204-205. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1419695540191 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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'The Hebrides' overture op. 26
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Carlo Maria Giulini, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Notes

Follows on directly from experience 1419694795548.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:52:20 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:56:41 +0000