Jack Brymer in London - April, 1977

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), page 224:

His last appearances in London (in 1977 on his ninetieth birthday and the following day) were memorable occasions. None of us thought he would make it, because at two of the rehearsals during that week he had to be carried out in a state of collapse due to extreme exhaustion; but he came back bright and early the following day in each case, having apparently been revived by acupuncture. The concert was being recorded for an album, and in case of any mishap it could be cross-cut with the performance to be given the next day. One such disaster occurred in Debussy's L'Après Midi d'un Faune with …   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. 224. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420491822872 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune'
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Leopold Stokowski

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1977
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


According to Grove Stokowski was born on 18 April 1882 so his 90th birthday would have actually been in April 1972 not 1977 as Brymer recounts. This entry, however, takes Brymer at his word. Source: José A. Bowen. "Stokowski, Leopold." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 5 Jan. 2015. .

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:03:42 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:01:39 +0000