Richard Temple Savage in Royal College of Music - in the beginning of the 1930's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 20:

It was at the College that I first played for Beecham, though only in a rehearsal of the "Eroica" symphony. I remember a great deal of laughter, generally at somebody's expense and finally at mine. Determined to be noticed, I belted out the second clarinet part in the last movement with great ferocity. A pained expression came over Sir Thomas's face. " The second clarinet" he said in those endlessly imitated tones, "sounds exactly like a hurdy-gurdy."
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 20. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


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

Listening to

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Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Royal College of Music Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:49:39 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:15:39 +0000