Jack Brymer in Kiel - late , month unknown, the 1960's
Sir John Pritchard... I vividly remember one occasion when he flew out to Kiel, in Germany, to conduct that orchestra [BBCSO] in the late 1960s. We were in the middle of a tour, and the main work of the evening was Schubert's great C Major Symphony - a work which can be among the most thrilling for any orchestra, but also in some conditions the most boring (the description of it as 'Schubert's Heavenly Length' has been quoted by many a weary fiddler, in many a band). John hardly rehearsed it at all, yet the performance was nothing short of masterly.
location of experience: Kiel
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:00:06 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:59:27 +0000