Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember the first time I heard Perlman play was at the RFH. I was about 12 or 13 and I think he was playing Mendelssohn concerto. I was studying the violin and I remember just crying and standing up at the end in disbelief at how beautiful it was. Definitely a seminal moment of musican inspiration. I also always remember the repeated tonal A? that you play to signal the end of the interval - I hope you keep it!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 6 December, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:04:03 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:29:49 +0000