Jack Brymer in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1960's

from The Beecham Years, page 108:

Igor Stravinsky... He was a strange, tiny, bird-like man, and quite compelling. On one occasion we played the original manuscript parts of his Firebird ballet at the Festival Hall. Although it was televised and broadcast, we had never rehearsed it fully. He managed to compel me to make a solo entry in the right place when the part, which was wrong, still had me counting three bars of rest.
cite as

Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423075204890 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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The Firebird
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:40:04 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:47:41 +0000