Richard Temple Savage in Brussels - 1935

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

During the 1935 season with Colonel del Basil's Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo we left for a two-day concert visit to Brussels, ostensible to promote British music at the International Exhibition. It was wonderful weather and Sir Thomas was sporting his straw boater; after a good dinner in the Hotel Metropole we all assembled happily in the Salle des Beaux Arts for the concert, only to discover that for some now long-forgotten reason the music appeared to have been impounded by the customs and only our instruments had so far arrived. Quite undaunted, "Tommy" quickly procured the "Meistersinger"…   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426871025544 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Brussels

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Overture to 'Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg'
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Overture to 'The Wreckers'
written by Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony G minor No. 40, K 550
written by 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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:45 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:24:19 +0000