Jack Brymer in Regent Street - the 1930's

from The Limbo Years, pages 45-46:

We were almost opposite to the Queen's Hall of happy memory, and the BBC Symphony had just finished a rehearsal there. I instantly recognized one of their two principal clarinettists, Nicholas Tschaikov, then a man in his fifties and a player with a world-renowned technique, probably second to none in sheer virtuosity. This was painfully and deliciously obvious as he tried out a new clarinet, identical with my own, in that showroom. There really seemed to be nothing he couldn't do with it and he made a great joke of it, playing the finale of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the solo fiddle part…   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Limbo Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 45-46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422202539931 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Regent Street


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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finale from Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Nicholas Tschaikov
unspecified orchestral excerpts for clarinet performed by Nicholas Tschaikov

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Experience took place in Boosey & Hawkes's showroom in London.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:15:40 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:27:00 +0000