Richard Temple Savage in London - 1942

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 97-98:

My other extra mural activity at this time was certainly of more general interest. Boosey and Hawkes numbered among their staff three distinguished refuges, music editors and publishers who had left Austria after the Anschluss: Alfred Kalmus, Ernst Roth and Erwin Stein. They started a series of Boosey and Hawkes concerts; Erwin Stein had been a pupil of Schoenberg and the first concert, in the Aeolian Hall in 1942, consisted of Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" (the first performance in England for a very long time) and Walton's "Façade". I was one of the players approached by Alfred Kalmus, who…   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 97-98. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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written by Sir William Walton
performed by Richard Temple Savage, George Walton, other unspecified instrumentalists, Constant Lambert
Pierrot Lunaire
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Richard Temple Savage, Dea Gombrich, other unspecified instrumentalists, Erwin Stein

Experience Information

Date/Time 1942
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:04:12 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:58:32 +0000