in Royal Festival Hall - 6 March, 1963

from Southbank Centre Archive:

While I can claim to have visited the RFH as a six year old during August of Festival of Britain year, my first encounter with the hall for purely musical purposes was on Wednesday March 6th 1963 - Sir Malcolm Sargent conducted Elgar No.2 and Moiseiwitsch played the 'Emperor' concerto - his final London appearance. On Tuesday October 3rd 1967 Norman Del Mar announced to an unsuspecting audience the news of Sir Malcolm's death. After two minutes silence Jacqueline du Pré performed the Elgar concerto - a very emotional evening.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Symphony no 2
written by Edward Elgar, Gustav Mahler, Beethoven
performed by Malcolm Sargent
Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Jacqueline du Pré
piano concerto no 5
written by Beethoven
performed by Benno Moiseiwitsch, Malcolm Sargent

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 March, 1963
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:08:40 +0100