Richard Temple Savage in London Coliseum - in the middle of the 1930's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 27-28:

My next job was playing for Variety at the Coliseum - twice nightly and three times on Saturdays. There was half and hour between the matinee and the first evening show and ten minutes between the two evening performances. By the end of Saturday night you didn't know if you were coming or going. In fact I once sent a deputy as I had another date, a colleague from the LPO and respected member of the profession but quite unused to twice-nightly, especially with long spells of idleness every so often; I am sorry to say he spent so much time refreshing himself that he was not at his best by the …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 27-28. accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: London Coliseum


Richard Temple Savage
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Experience Information

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


Follows straight on from Experience 1426432681714.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:24:33 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:19:39 +0000