Richard Temple Savage in Sheffield - 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 41:

... but when we went to Sheffield Festival Henry Wood was in charge and rescored it all for a sort of Straussian orchestra, which was bad enough, but he also cut out the oboe d'amore and had it all played on the oboe so Leon did not get his extra fee. This is the kind of thing that is never popular. Sir Henry was in a bad mood generally; we were in Beecham's orchestra so he did not want us in the first place and also Paul Beard had just left us to go to the BBC; Sir Henry seemed to feel he should not have done so just when we were contracted to play for him at Sheffield, so he showed his …   more >>

cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 41. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Sheffield


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

Listening to

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Magnificat in D, BWV 243 arr. Henry Wood
written by Bach
performed by Henry Wood, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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


Connected with Experience 1426871318822.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:08:18 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:32:47 +0000