Richard Temple Savage in Blackpool - at the end of 1940

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 83:

On our way to Manchester for the next week of Jack Hylton concerts we stopped off in Blackpool for a Sunday evening concert as well and ended the programme with Tschaikowsky's "1812" Overture, complete with explosive canon effects unwisely laid on by Basil Cameron to liven things up. After the news of the London Blitz the audience were understandably a trifle jumpy and almost panicked, several of them trying to rush out as it began to get noisier and having to be restrained by friends with stronger nerves.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 83. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Blackpool


Richard Temple Savage
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Listening to

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1812 overture
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:03:43 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:58:07 +0000