Richard Temple Savage et al. in Norwich - in the middle of 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 40:

The other notable first performance was of Benjamin Britten's "Our Hunting Fathers" and Auden's verses attacking blood sports also surprised the Festival audience a little. It was conducted by the composer and I understand that Sophie Wyss, the singer, recounts in her memoirs that the orchestra behaved so badly at rehearsals we had to be reproved by Vaughan Williams! I confess I have no recollection of this although we certainly had problems. At this time Britten was very young, full of brilliant new ideas but quite unused to relating to hardened orchestral players. The work was full of …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 40. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Norwich


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

Listening to

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'Our Hunting Fathers' op. 8
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Sophie Wyss, Benjamin Britten, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Follows on from Experience 1426871266847.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:07:29 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:28:56 +0000