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.
cite as

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: 16 September, 2021

location of experience: Royal Opera House

Listeners

Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
1909-

Listening to

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Prelude to Act I of 'La Traviata'
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Reginald Goodall

Experience Information

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

Notes

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