Richard Temple Savage in Norwich - in the middle of 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 40:

The LPO played for various festivals before the war and I particularly enjoyed the one in Norwich in the summer of 1936. The town in delightful, the weather was good and with various concerts at different times and places throughout the day the atmosphere was sociable and pleasant. ... Astra Desmond, one of the most musically intelligent of the oratorio singers of her day. She was the soloist in the first performance of Vaughan Williams' "Five Tudor Portraits", conducted by Heathcote Statham. The words are by the Elizabethan poet, Thomas Skelton, and it is strange to think that some of them …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 40. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Norwich


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

Listening to

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Five Tudor Portraits
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Astra Desmond, Heathcote Statham, unnamed baritone, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:07:46 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:29:15 +0000