Richard Temple Savage in London - the 1920's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 14:

In the summers, of course, there were the Proms. Monday was Wagner night, Friday Beethoven; we went on Wednesday, Bach night, as it was my father's choice and he was paying. He used to insist on leaving at the interval because most of the second half consisted of vast quantities of "Boosey Ballads" to piano accompaniment. Contrary to what might be supposed these were not raucous drinking songs but simply all the popular drawing-room numbers of the day published by Boosey's who helped to finance the concerts. During this part of the programme the orchestra would repair to the " George" in Great…   more >>
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 14. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426256797605 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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unspecified songs with piano accompaniment
various
written by Bach
performed by The Queen's Hall Orchestra, Henry Wood

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Venue was The Queen's Hall.


Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:26:37 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:12:05 +0000