Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - between 1999 and 2002

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Looking forward to RFH reopening in 2007! 1999 Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado - absolutely stunning performance of Mahler 3 - spellbinding! 20+ minute standing ovation and cheering from audience afterwards. Far and away the best performance in recent years. Also highly rated (in my view) - Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle - a beautiful rendition of Mahler 5, particularly the wonderful French horn solo(ist), in 2002 - another long (15 mins) ovation afterwards!
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 April, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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symphony no 3
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic
Symphony No. 5
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1999 and 2002
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:18:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:45:15 +0000