Jack Brymer in West Country - between the 1950's and mid , month unknown, the 1970's

from 'As We Have It', pages 137-138:

... somewhere in the West Country, when I had a wild guess at a tune which seemed to contain a large chorus, a big orchestra, and some very exciting noises. I said I really didn't know the opera, but it sounded vaguely Russian, an could be Glazounov [sic]. It wasn't an opera, it seemed. It was Rachmaninov, a work for chorus and orchestra called 'The Bells'. I had played it with the London Symphony the previous night, and they were now playing a record I had made a month before. I can only say that it sounds different from where I sit, and that in any case working with the LSO involves so many …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, 'As We Have It'. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 137-138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423170288802 accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: West Country


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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'The Bells' op. 35
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and mid , month unknown, the 1970's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:04:48 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:48:45 +0000