Richard Temple Savage - 20th Century

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 32:

I was also learning a thing or two, playing in "La Bohème" for the first Italian conductor I had met, Vincenzo Belleza. He wore the largest number of sweaters I have ever seen at one time on one man and was constantly peeling them off or struggling into them again; but the problem was that he followed the habit of Italian maestri at that time and did no conduct at all in any passages of the opera where the orchestra was not actually playing. In the first act of "Bohème" particularly where there is a great deal of gambolling about and unaccompanied singing by the students, I was totally lost …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 32. accessed: 23 July, 2024


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

Listening to

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'La bohème'
written by Giacomo Puccini
performed by Vincenzo Belleza, unspecified orchestra, Vincenzo

Experience Information

Date/Time 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Locations unspecified.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:02:35 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:22:36 +0000