Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - at the end of the 1940's
from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 116:
For example: anxious to start the Prelude to Act I of "La Traviata" pianissimo, he once produced such an imperceptible beat that we did not notice it and he had to hiss indignantly to the orchestra: "I've started!" before he could make us react.
Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430742787658 accessed: 29 March, 2023
Richard Temple Savage
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Prelude to Act I of 'La Traviata'
written by Giuseppe Verdi
|performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Reginald Goodall|
|Date/Time||at the end of the 1940's|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Follows straight on from Experience 1430742819527.
Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 04 May 2015 13:33:07 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:02:00 +0000