Jack Brymer in Elstree Studios - early , month unknown, the 1950's

from The Beecham Years, page 87:

At Elstree Studios we met quite a different pianistic quirk. It was there that we worked with Gene Kelly on his balletic film Invitation to the Dance. Seen later, it had a marvellous continuity and tremendous vitality. In the making, it was split up into 'takes' usually little more than eight bars in length for technical reasons, and even Kelly found it difficult to swing into each section with complete assurance. So he engaged a pianist who was at that time my sonata partner, Henry Bronkhurst, for the whole three months of the series, at considerable expense. Henry didn't appear in the film …   more >>
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Jack Brymer, The Beecham Years. In From Where I Sit (London, 1979), p. 87. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422996371869 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Elstree Studios


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

Listening to

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performance of 'unspecified' performed by Henry Bronkhurst, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, the 1950's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:46:12 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:37:51 +0000