Jack Brymer in North East England - late , month unknown, the 1920's

from Beginnings and Endings, pages 23-26:

There is a well-known work by Schumann which exemplifies this continuity of experience over the years - his Op 73 Phantasiestücke, three beautifully contrasted pieces which are known to every clarinettist but not really performed as often as they ought to be in recitals. The reason is that they are exhausting rather than difficult, and not really technically showy... My earliest memory of these is a mixture of triumph and doubt as to who I could possibly have played them at all at the time. I was again, at the age of thirteen, faced with the dilemma of a choice of high or low pitch... …   more >>

cite as

Jack Brymer, Beginnings and Endings (1979), p. 23-26. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422048161536 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: North East England


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'Fantasiestücke' op. 73
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Jack Brymer, Ernest Lush

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 more correct spelling of this work is Fantasiestücke. Black Beauty is the name Brymer gave to the first clarinet he owned as a child, as distinct from his father's instrument which was known as the Clarionet. Timber was the nickname players gave to Henry Wood, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wood [accessed 24 January 2015].

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:22:41 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:07:16 +0000