Richard Temple Savage in Royal College of Music - 1931

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 19:

He knew that the College wanted a bass clarinet, in those days they were few and far between, and he arranged an audition for me with Charles Draper. I did not like to take along my own bass clarinet, now the second one I had owned, a handsome but rather ramshackle Italian one, Boehm system - so I borrowed one for the occasion from the Ernest Read Senior Orchestra. For the audition I only played a few bars of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and a couple of scales on the bass; the instrument was what they were after so I was awarded an Exhibition giving me free tuition. I had my foot in the …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 19. accessed: 30 November, 2023

location of experience: Royal College of Music


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

Listening to

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Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622
written by Mozart
performed by Richard Temple Savage

Experience Information

Date/Time 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:48:52 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:15:14 +0000