Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - 1951

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 133:

With the production of Constant Lambert's last ballet "Tiresias" in 1951 and his death not long afterwards it was the end of an era for the Royal Ballet.... The ballet had been composed a year before but we were anxiously awaiting the orchestration in order to prepare the parts. All be brought us was the first number on outsize manuscript paper that would not fit into any folder, the rest arrived in small sections which had been orchestrated by a number of his friends: Robert Irving, Dennis ApIvor, Christian Darnton, Elizabeth Lutyens and Dr. Gordon Jacob. Lambert had decided to use an …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 133. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Opera House


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

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written by Constant Lambert
performed by Royal Ballet

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 28 May 2015 20:56:31 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:08:37 +0000