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

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 28-29:

Dennis Stoll, son of Sir Oswald Stoll, had pretensions to be a conductor and had persuaded his father to let him put on this "Televariety" - TV was just then starting - a show with rather highbrow leanings, He insisted on a full symphony orchestra and most of the players were from the College or the Academy. The first oboe was Edwin [sic] Selwyn (later first oboe of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) and the second bassoon, Vernon Elliott, was contra-bassoon at Covent Garden after the war, but the first bassoon, who rejoiced in the wonderful name of Zizzolfo, was quite dreadful and made the most …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 28-29. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426433446377 accessed: 17 May, 2022

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'Beni Mora' op. 29 no. 1
written by Gustav Holst
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Dennis Stoll, Edward Selwyn, Vernon Elliott, Randal Stoll
'España'
written by Emmanuel Chabrier
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Edward Selwyn, Vernon Elliott
unspecified Tchaikovsky piano concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Edward Selwyn, Phyllis Sellick, Vernon Elliott, Cyril Smith

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

Notes

The first oboe was Edward Selwyn according to a hand-written annotation on page 28 of the RCM's copy of this book. Locations unspecified.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:30:46 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:19:56 +0000