Jack Brymer in Edinburgh - mid , month unknown, 1950

from The Beecham Years, pages 102-103:

In addition to this, Edinburgh 1950 found me filling in two mornings each week with Robert Helpmann and the conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt giving tableaux performances of Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat, and three late-night sessions per week of David Lindsay's The Gentle Shepherd. This was a fascinating little frolic, being in Ancient Scots, which was originally completely incomprehensible but later became a matter of daily use with the four woodwind players who were the only musicians used, apart from Cedric Thorpe Davie, who composed the music and played with us on an antique …   more >>
cite as

Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 102-103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423068838571 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'L'Histoire du soldat'
written by Igor Stravinsky, Igor Stravinksy
performed by other unspecified musicians, Robert Helpmann, Jack Brymer
'The Gentle Shepherd'
written by Cedric Thorpe Davie
performed by Cedric Thorpe Davie, Edward Wilson, Gerald Jackson, Terence McDonagh, unspecified singers, Jack Brymer

Experience Information

Date/Time mid , month unknown, 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:53:58 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:46:36 +0000