Richard Temple Savage in Birmingham - October, 1935

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 35:

Albert Coates... did the "Siegfried". This was the only time I played for him in opera... In 1935 the cuts he put in "Siegfried", when we went on tour to Brimingham [sic] a week later with a small orchestra, were staggering. It was quite usual for Wagner to be heavily cut but this was "Cut eight bars, play eight bars" all over the place; it worked but made it very difficult for us.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 35. accessed: 2 October, 2022

location of experience: Birmingham


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

Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by unspecified musicians, Albert Coates

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Follows straight on from Experience 1426871061838.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:05:59 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:26:21 +0000