April, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

When I heard that Toscanini was to conduct the opening concert at the Royal Festival Hall on May 4th 1951, and that tickets could only be obtained by subscribing to a series, I did, although only a poor student at the time, save on other things and buy a seat for the series. Imagine my disappointment when I heard that Toscanini refused to conduct, it was said at the time owing to the way seats were allocated. However, I went to all of the concerts, now under Malcolm Sargent. Having also booked to hear a recital by Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin on May 5th, I thus went to the first three public …   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401123616509 accessed: 23 November, 2017 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown' performed by Sena Jurinac
performance of 'unknown (, performance of)' performed by Sir Malcolm Sargent, Hepzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Mon, 26 May 2014 18:00:16 +0100