Jack Brymer in Glyndebourne - mid , month unknown, 1955

from The Beecham Years, pages 106-107:

A conductor we were both surprised and delighted to meet at Glyndebourne appeared unheralded in 1955 to conduct Verdi's Falstaff.... The prelude to Verdi's Falstaff, that ripe and miraculous fruit of the extreme old age of the great composer, starts with a solo down beat for conductor. It must be observed as a dead silence by the whole orchestra, and give way to sizzling accents on the remaining three beats of the bar. There's something about the way a conductor does this which is right, or wrong. On this occasion, before he got to the bottom of the beat, we knew that this handsome young …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 106-107. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423074436742 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Glyndebourne

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Falstaff
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Carlo Maria Giulini, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time mid , month unknown, 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:27:16 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:47:12 +0000