Richard Temple Savage in London - 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 44-45:

Beecham also conducted "Die Meistersinger" uncut which made a very long evening but he always said it was no use cutting that opera as it always took just as long to play.... We had what you might call time and motion problems again when rehearsing the end of that same act [the end of Act 2]. After the fight is over the Night Watchman walks slowly across the back of the stage from the OP side, blows his horn (this is represented by the off-stage tuba). sings a little song and blows another call before he exits on the prompt side. The tuba player has to make his way round backstage from the OP …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 44-45. accessed: 3 December, 2023

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner
performed by unspecified orchestra, unspecified singers, Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

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


Continues on from Experience 1429012783610.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:59:04 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:34:19 +0000