Richard Temple Savage in London - 1939

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 26:

There was one awkward moment when we were rehearsing "Tannhäuser" with Felix Weingartner in 1939. It is the harpist's nightmare and Marie must have been in difficulties. Weingartner was in a bad temper and sending for Fred, not realizing he was her husband, asked sourly "Is this the best harpist you can get?"
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 26. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Felix Weingartner, Marie Goossens, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Fred is Fred Laurence, manager of the LPO at that time.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:51:21 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:17:25 +0000