in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
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!
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401120974443 accessed: 21 October, 2021 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Mon, 26 May 2014 17:16:14 +0100