Jack Brymer in Tynemouth - late , month unknown, the 1920's

from Beginnings and Endings, page 21:

If the rehearsals were a thrill with my new-found low-pitch companion, the first concert was pure delight. Except, that is, at one moment, which brought face-reddening, sweating disaster. That first clarinet solo in the 'Egmont' overture, with its wide leaps and drooping cadences, was all but over. The conductor was smiling his appreciation. Just two more notes to play - and silence descended, complete and utter silence, upon the soloist. The penultimate C natural, even with the sort of pressure required lately by the Clarionet, would not come. Instead there emerged a rush of wind and a …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, Beginnings and Endings (1979), p. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422044739499 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Tynemouth


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'Egmont' overture op. 84
written by Beethoven
performed by unspecified amateur orchestra, Jack Lemmon

Experience Information

Date/Time late , month unknown, the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


The Clarionet is the name Brymer gives to his first clarinet, a less reliable instrument than the one he is playing in this account.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:25:39 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:04:31 +0000