Richard Temple Savage in London - the 1920's

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

Here I was wander from chronological exactitude to remember Sir Henry, no respecter of composers, who rescored a great deal of the music played at the Proms in those days. Among other gems I remember the "Song of the Rhinemaidens" arranged as an orchestral piece with three solo violins instead of three clarinets - and later I myself accompanied Elsie Suddaby in a Bach aria rescored most unsuitably for triple woodwind.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 14. accessed: 2 December, 2022

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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'Song of the Rhinemaidens'
written by Richard Wagner
unspecified aria by J.S. Bach
written by Bach
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Elsie Suddaby

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:27:32 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:12:48 +0000