Richard Temple Savage in Covent Garden - the 1950's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 58-59:

... it would not be until he returned in the 1950s that we would explain "Rosenkavalier" to us in great detail, but to play it for him was an immediate revelation. The wonderful score can too often turn into a thick swirl of sound but with Kleiber it became totally translucent with every theme and motif delicately visible and the lift and lilt he gave to the Viennese waltz has never been surpassed. He not only ennabled [sic[ more of the words to be heard than ever before but also pointed out to us esoteric musical comment on the score that we were unaware of: at the Marschallin's levée the …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 58-59. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Covent Garden


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

Listening to

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written by Richard Strauss
performed by other unspecified solo singers, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Hilde Konetzni, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Erich Kleiber, Lotte Lehmann

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:22:01 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:38:36 +0000