Richard Temple Savage in London

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 14:

In the summers, of course, there were the Proms. Monday was Wagner night, Friday Beethoven; we went on Wednesday, Bach night, as it was my father's choice and he was paying. He used to insist on leaving at the interval because most of the second half consisted of vast quantities of "Boosey Ballads" to piano accompaniment. Contrary to what might be supposed these were not raucous drinking songs but simply all the popular drawing-room numbers of the day published by Boosey's who helped to finance the concerts. During this part of the programme the orchestra would repair to the " George" in Great…   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 14. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: London


Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer

Listening to

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unspecified songs with piano accompaniment
written by Bach
performed by The Queen's Hall Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Venue was The Queen's Hall.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:26:37 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:12:05 +0000