Richard Temple Savage in Covent Garden - between in the middle of the 1930's and at the end of the 1930's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 36:

I also played the basset-horn obligato to the aria "Non piu [sic] di fiori" from "La Clemenza" at a pre-war Sunday concert at the Opera House when he [Albert Coates] was conducting and his wife (Vera de Villiers) was singing. He put the whole aria down a semi-tone which made it virtually unplayable though I did my best.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426871100344 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'Non piĆ¹ di fiori' from 'La Clemenza di Tito' K 621
written by Mozart
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Vera de Villiers, unnamed orchestra, Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time between in the middle of the 1930's and at the end of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Notes

Follows on from Experience 1426871044192.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:05:00 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:25:45 +0000