Obituary: Jack Brymer ; Principal Clarinettist in Sir Thomas Beecham's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bullamore, Tim, The Independent (London, England)
THE CLARINETTIST Jack Brymer was one of the key figures in Sir Thomas Beecham's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra after the Second World War.
He was a young teacher who played the clarinet for pleasure when his former army colleagues suggested Beecham should hear him. Brymer refused to take them seriously. But Beecham meant business. It was 1946 and the maestro had a vacancy to fill in the RPO after the departure of Reginald Kell, his principal clarinettist.
Brymer's first professional notes were at the EMI studios with Beecham in front, the RPO all around and, as he recalled, "an old man in a raincoat leaning over my shoulder to mark the part of his Heldenleben - …
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