Richard Temple Savage in Paris - November, 1945

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 101-102:

I saw Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust" at the Opéra - at least, I could see very little of the stage but I had a fine bird's-eye view of two trombone players who seemed to be having a fiery political argument whenever they had a few bars' rest. At one point they even left the pit, presumable to settle their differences once and for all.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 101-102. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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Damnation of Faust
written by Berlioz
performed by unspecified instrumentalists and singers

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1945
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 02 May 2015 18:03:53 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:59:06 +0000