Denis Matthews in Royal Academy of Music, London - 1937
from In Pursuit of Music, page 115:
I first met him [Dennis Brain] in 1937 when the Academy opera-class was rehearsing Puccini’s Trittico: in the second of these three one-act operas, Suor Angelica, I had been enlisted to play the ‘pianoforte interno’, an off-stage effect whose main purpose was to keep the equally invisible chorus in time and in tune; but my ears were constantly distracted by an unusually eloquent sound coming from the wind department in front. ‘That’s Dennis, the son of Aubrey Brain,’ it was whispered.
Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1477517992011 accessed: 8 December, 2023
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written by Giacomo Puccini
|performed by Students at the Royal Academy of Music, Dennis Brain|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|