Richard Temple Savage in London - 1934

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

A few days later I was thrown in at the deep end by having to play at a Sunday morning rehearsal when Teddy Augarde wanted time off - and of course it had to be Delius' "Paris" which opens with a bass clarinet solo. It seemed to go quite well but the Royal Family, as the principal woodwind were known, continued to ignore me for some time to come, with the honourable exception of the first bassoon, Jack Alexandra.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 26. accessed: 18 May, 2022

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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' Paris, A Night Piece - The Song of a Great City'
written by Delius
performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Follows straight on from Experience 1426430140113.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:35:14 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:18:24 +0000