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:

We were expected to play in any position within our section so I found myself as first clarinet for "Il Trovatore" under the baton of Rankl's assistant, Reginald Goodall. Since our College days I had only seem him occasionally when he was assisting Malcolm Sargent and had been repelled by his over anti-Semitism. He was by all accounts an excellent coach, singers loved to learn with him. A disciple of Furtwangler, his approach to conducting was intensely emotional which could produce fine moments if all was well but he had a very limited stick technique - openly despising such practical …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 116. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


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

Listening to

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Il Trovatore
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


Follows straight on from Experience 1430586364185.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 04 May 2015 13:33:39 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:02:16 +0000