Richard Temple Savage in Paris - November, 1945

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 102:

... and went to Buffet's to order myself a new E flat clarinet. I was supposed to play the E flat clarinet in Britten's "Sea Interludes" but my good instrument had been stolen from the Albert Hall a couple of years earlier and the American replacement which was all I could get in war-time as terrible. I was forced to transpose the part on my C clarinet so it seemed the right moment to order a good instrument. The currency problem was solved by the kindness of Charles Münch who paid for it in francs which I would reimburse in pounds on his next visit to England. When it was ready the clarinet …   more >>
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 102. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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'Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'' op. 33a
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra

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 18:05:34 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:01:18 +0000