Jack Brymer in London - late , month unknown, the 1940's

from The Beecham Years, pages 84-85:

Our next great visitor, the incomparable Jascha Heifetz, was in a different category, and certainly Beecham's response was varied in his case; for the first concert all was light and smiles. For the recording which followed Beecham seemed to wear ear-plugs most of the time. For the final concert, Sir Thomas reserved some of his most telling audience-distract technique for the brilliant cadenza in the Brahms Concert, coughing, borrowing boiled sweets from the leader of the second fiddles, unwrapping these with noisy gusto in the quiet bits, and sucking them with obvious delight as the sweating …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 84-85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422914480732 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Jascha Heifetz
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
written by Beethoven
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Jascha Heifetz
Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
written by Brahms
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Jascha Heifetz

Experience Information

Date/Time late , month unknown, the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:01:20 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:37:11 +0000