Richard Temple Savage in Wimbledon

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 24:

In the twenties the only chamber music considered suitable for high-class music clubs was, of course, strings. Wind music was looked upon as rather low so I felt I had made something of a breakthrough when I persuaded the Wimbledon Music Club in 1929 to listen to and enjoy the Mozart Quintet for piano and four wind. The bassoonist was Jason Lewkowitch who subsequently became the contra-bassoonist for the London Philharmonic Orchestra when Beecham formed it in 1932.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426430084972 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Wimbledon

Listeners

Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
1909-

Listening to

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Quintet in E-flat major, K452
written by Mozart
performed by Jason Lewkowitch, other unspecified musicians

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:34:45 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:18:07 +0000