Richard Temple Savage in London - in the middle of 1936

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 42:

If I have not mentioned playing for Sir Adrian Boult, the kindest and most courteous of men, it is because he remained loyal to his BBC orchestra and did not often conduct the LPO until much later on. We only did a couple of concerts with him, one that I remember was on the occasion of the award of the Royal Philharmonic Societies Gold Medal to Richard Strauss. We played "Also sprach Zarathustra" and there was what one might call a very uncoordinated bit both at the rehearsal and the performance but fortunately the aged composer appeared to be fast asleep at the time.
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 42. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Also sprach Zarathustra (Strauss)
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:58:21 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:33:59 +0000