Jack Brymer in Abbey Road Studios - 7 November, 1951

from The Beecham Years, page 103:

I was at a session in EMI Studios on November 7th when the announcement came that all was well with mother and son, after a very protracted period of surgery. Everything stopped. Beecham made a little speech, promising to present a silver loving-cup (which is now our pride and joy) if I would inform him of the name of this 'new prodigy'. We were in the middle of a recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Isaac Stern as soloist. We started again. The slow movement opens with a long clarinet duet. It fell apart, three times. Beecham just smiled, and started again; but I swear it was his …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423071222428 accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Abbey Road Studios


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47
written by Jean Sibelius
performed by Isaac Stern, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 November, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:33:42 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:46:56 +0000