Richard Temple Savage in Brussels - 1935

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 34:

However, the whole affair seemed to have had an adverse effect on Beecham for at the second concert, in spite of having al the correct music and an international broadcast scheduled and advertised, he decided to play a totally different programme again. Astonished listeners in England, including my own family, kept hearing one piece announced and a different one played throughout the broadcast and the poor fourth flute, who had come all the way just to play in Arnold Bax's "Garden of Fand", which was never performed, had nothing to do but get dreadfully drunk.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 34. accessed: 9 December, 2023

location of experience: Brussels


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

Listening to

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unspecified orchestral music
written by J. Strauss, Offenbach, Franz Schubert, Delius, Brahms, Paul Dukas, Pierre Boulez, Richard Strauss, Mozart
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Follows straight on from Experience 1426871025544.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:23 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:24:02 +0000