Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - in the middle of the 1950's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 154:

After "Othello" came a new "Magic Flute" which I found rather precious and for which we had no less than fourteen rehearsals. We were nearly driven mad; as Kempe said, when he took over (after one rehearsal): "What can you do with the "Flute" except play it?"
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434908582393 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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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, unnamed soloists, Rudolf Kempe

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:43:02 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:14:01 +0000