Jack Brymer in Kiel - late , month unknown, the 1960's

from Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'), page 217:

Sir John Pritchard... I vividly remember one occasion when he flew out to Kiel, in Germany, to conduct that orchestra [BBCSO] in the late 1960s. We were in the middle of a tour, and the main work of the evening was Schubert's great C Major Symphony - a work which can be among the most thrilling for any orchestra, but also in some conditions the most boring (the description of it as 'Schubert's Heavenly Length' has been quoted by many a weary fiddler, in many a band). John hardly rehearsed it at all, yet the performance was nothing short of masterly.
cite as

Jack Brymer, Senza Malizia, Ma Non Sempre Con Ardore ('Not Intentionally Rude, But Sometimes Slightly Critical'). In Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420488006072 accessed: 26 May, 2022

location of experience: Kiel

Listeners

Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician
1915-2003

Listening to

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Symphony in C major No. 9 D.944
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Sir John Pritchard, BBC Symphonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time late , month unknown, the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:00:06 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:59:27 +0000