in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I will always remember the all-night dances which started after the evening concerts - it is a pity that they are no longer held - for they were great occasions. I also remember a special Mahler concert with Bruno Walter and Fischer Dieskau (Songs of a Wayfaring Lad and Symphony No. 1) also Beecham Concerts - I still have programmes - and Otto Klemperer/Claudio Arrau (?) Beethoven Cycle in 1957 (I still have taped recordings). I especially enjoyed Piano Concerto No.3 - the flute solo in the second movement - magic!
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401120974443 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Symphony no 1
written by Beethoven, Gustav Mahler
Songs of a Wayfaring Lad
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bruno Walter
Piano Concerto no 3
written by Beethoven
performed by Otto Klemperer, Claudio Arrau

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Mon, 26 May 2014 17:16:14 +0100