Jack Brymer in Hanover - the 1970's

from Tema Con Variazione ('Some Are Different from Others'), pages 37-38:

The German musician is, of course, thorough and painstaking, and generally a very well-turned product. This is quite admirable but it is just possible to be too secure, too certain of one's infallibility, and this can at times lead to a blandness of performance which fails to excite. There was one occasion (as it happens not an orchestral one) which it always delights me to relate. We were in Hanover, that most dignified of northern German centres, and the Tuckwell Wind Quintet - apart from Mr Barry Tuckwell himself, were Messrs Lloyd, Wickens, Gatt and Brymer, all very experienced orchestral …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, Tema Con Variazione ('Some Are Different from Others'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 37-38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1395327253743 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Hanover


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Barry Tuckwell, Derek Wickens, Martin Gatt, Peter Lloyd, Jack Brymer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


No date given but the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet gave their first London performance in 1973 so this experience is contemporary with that.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:54:13 +0000