Jack Brymer in St John's Wood - mid June, 1947

from The Limbo Years, pages 68-71:

The big moment came with no warning at all, unasked, and at first even misunderstood.... I was in a mess, and not at all pleased to heard the urgent summons of the telephone... 'There's someone here who says he's Sir Thomas Beecham, and wants to speak to you. I wonder...' So did I. Which of my friends would know that quite unmistakable voice well enough to try it on me, of all people?... 'Mr Brymer,' he said easily, 'I understand you play the clarionet [sic]. I want to hear you!'... Tentatively, I said I'd be very happy to give him the opportunity to hear me, at any time. When could he …   more >>
cite as

Jack Brymer, The Limbo Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 68-71. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422393041034 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: St John's Wood


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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Sonata in E flat, op. 120 no. 2
written by Brahms
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, Jack Brymer

Experience Information

Date/Time mid June, 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:10:41 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:30:40 +0000