in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Exhilarating to have a real concert hall in London, daringly designed, a tribute to British architecture, built in spite of post-War austerity. Not sure what our first visit was, but probably Sibelius' 5th Symphony, heard at last without the distorting echoes of the Albert Hall. A treat we hadn't thought we should ever have. In 2000+ Hugh Wood's glorious Symphony, a galaxy of shattering sound experiences building to an unbelievable climax. Shall we ever hear it again?
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Symphony no 5
written by Jean Sibelius

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 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:36:57 +0100