Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - between mid November, 1954 and early December, 1954

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, pages 151-152:

... there were premières only a few weeks apart of two new works by British composers: William Walton "Troilus and Cressida" on December 3rd 1954 and Michael Tippett's first opera, "A Midsummer Marriage" on January 27th 1955.... Walton was a slow worker and his opera had been simmering for some time; he was often dissatisfied with what he had written and when I saw him at a first night and asked how it was going he answered, with his usual quiet twinkle: "Not too well, it keeps sounding like "Cav and Pag"! It didn't, of course, and proved to be good romantic stuff. It was entrusted to Sir …   more >>
cite as

Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 151-152. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434908614586 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Royal Opera House

Listeners

Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
1909-

Listening to

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'Troilus and Cressida'
written by Sir William Walton
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Richard Lewis, Malcolm Sargent, Peter Pears

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid November, 1954 and early December, 1954
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:43:34 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:14:55 +0000