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

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 33:

When it came to "Prince Igor" in that first season, Beecham was not at all happy with the chorus and in fact compared them unfavourable to a suburban church choir; he then sent for an actual church choir to replace them, from the Russian Orthodox Church in Paris.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 33. accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: Covent Garden


Richard Temple Savage
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Listening to

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Prince Igor
written by Aleksandr Borodin
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir of Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:02:16 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:21:48 +0000