in London - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I first visited the Royal Festival Hall during the Festival of Britain in 1951. "Palm Court Orchestra" - style recitals were held for about an hour each day with about four players, open to visitors to the Festival. I went to a concert either in the Autumn of '51 or Spring of '52 which included a performance of Brahms' double concerto. When I came to live in London in October '53 I regularly attended concerts, about 2 a month. In 1967 I sang with Croydon Philharmonic Society in a Royal Philharmonic Society concert where Kodaly was due to collect his gold medal but had died earlier. From 1968 …   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: London

Listening to

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Double Concerto
written by Brahms

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Mon, 26 May 2014 17:45:14 +0100