Richard Temple Savage in Abbey Road Studios - 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 37:

It was about this time that I experienced my first recording sessions at the EMI Studios in Abbey Road, St. John's Wood. We would all huddle on to a replica of the Queen's Hall platform with, for some reason known only to Beecham, the oboes placed in front of the flutes, clearing our throats as hard as we could and praying that we would not get an irresistible tickle once the red light was on. The engineers were absolutely paranoid about extraneous noises and at my first session, recording the Prelude and Closing Scene from "Koanga", the problem seemed almost insurmountable as in the middle of…   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426871207505 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Abbey Road Studios

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Prelude and Closing Scene from 'Koanga'
written by Delius
performed by unnamed orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:06:47 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:27:45 +0000