Richard Temple Savage in Queen's Hall - in the beginning of the 1950's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 46-47:

After all this it will be easy to understand why we all enjoyed ourselves so much at a public rehearsal for the Royal Philharmonic Society at Queen's Hall when Sargent was rehearsing an occasional piece written for Coronation Year by Vaughan Williams, making comments on and proposing alterations to the orchestration. We were suddenly startled by a shout from the back of the hall: "Hey! What are you doing to my piece?" Unnoticed, the composer had been there all the time.
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 46-47. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


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

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unspecified work by Ralph Vaughan Williams
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:01:07 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:35:55 +0000