Jack Brymer in Dartington Hall - early , month unknown, the 1960's

from The Beecham Years, pages 98-99:

My last memory of playing with the Wigmore before it disbanded in about 1963 is of a concert one Sunday afternoon at Dartington Hall, in the West Country. It was a stormy day, with floods on the way down which made progress slow. At 2.20 p.m. there wasn't a player in sight. Between then and 2.25, no less than six cars arrived full of players. At 2.30 the concert started as if it had been rehearsed for weeks. It hadn't - not for weeks, and weeks. At 3.30 it was announced that the eastern exit to Dartington was flooded, but that the western was expected to hold out for a bit. Therefore there was…   more >>
cite as

Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 98-99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423060297497 accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Dartington Hall


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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unspecified chamber music
written by Edmund Rubbra
performed by Wigmore Ensemble

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


'Wigmore' here refers to the Wigmore Ensemble, which drew upon wind players from the RPO and guest string players, see Brymer op. cit., p. 98.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:31:37 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:44:36 +0000