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, pages 21-22:

My youthful arrogance undiminished, I now began to long to conduct an opera and was in a position where my hopes could quite easily be realised. As a student I was able to obtain permission from the Bursar to use the Parry Theatre in the College and instrumentalists an vocalists wold, I hoped, be available in abundance. My choice was Mozart's "Il Seraglio" because I already owned a full score and it was an unusual work to do in those days when it was not in the general repertory and rarely performed in England. ... I built and painted the sketchy scenery in his father's empty chemist's shop…   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 21-22. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Richard Temple Savage
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Listening to

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'Die Entf├╝hrung aus dem Serail' K384
written by Mozart
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Aileen Street, Anthony Benskin, Margaret Field-Hyde, unnamed quartet of boy singers from Rutledge School, unnspecified orchestral musicians from the Ernest Read Senior Orchestra, unspecified orchestral musicians from the Royal College of Music, Peter Pears

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 13:50:32 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:16:45 +0000