Jack Brymer - between the 1950's and the 1960's

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), page 220:

Yet Sargent could sometimes dig in his heels with soloists, and at times he came unstuck in so doing. One such occasion was during a recording of the policeman's song from The Pirates of Penzance with Owen Brannigan. Owen had sung the part often and had his own very 'broad' version of the character, including one line which grated upon Sargent' ears as not being worthy of the many Savoy Opera performances he had directed: 'the po-liceman's lot is not a nappy one' was how Brannie thought it should go. Sargent insisted upon a much more refined and standard BBC/Oxford version, to Owen's obvious …   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. 220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420488700114 accessed: 7 May, 2021

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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'The Policeman's Song' from 'The Pirates of Penzance'
written by Arthur Sullivan
performed by Owen Brannigan, Malcolm Sargent

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1960's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Notes

Follows straight on from experience 1420488401151.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:11:40 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:00:10 +0000