Jack Brymer in Edinburgh - 1954

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), page 222:

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt... His first appearance with us was a miniature occasion, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1954, when he directed Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat in an informal on-stage version, nine of us sitting around on upturned beer crates wearing our oldest clothes to reconstruct the sort of immediate postwar performance for which Stravinsky had written this strange work. Robert Helpmann was the Devil, Moira Shearer the Princess, with the title role played by Terence Longdon and Anthony Nicholls as the Narrator. It was an all-star cast, and I can still recall the way in which Hans, …   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. 222. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420489285450 accessed: 23 January, 2022

location of experience: Edinburgh

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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'L'Histoire du soldat'
written by Igor Stravinsky, Igor Stravinksy
performed by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, chamber ensemble from Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1954
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:21:25 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:00:32 +0000