Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 22 May, 1982

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was on 22 May 1982 that I achieved a lifelong ambition to hear in person Horowitz. This was due to Prince Charles who brought him over from America to give a concert in aid of the Royal Opera House development appeal. The audience, a discerning one of musicians, gave him a standing ovation as aged 79 he bounded onto the stage , no display of emotion, it was all in the music, incredible technique and wonderful tone in the Scarlatti, Chopin and Schumann. All too soon it was over and he held up three fingers for three encores. To have been first present at his first performance in Europe …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 30 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 May, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:18:09 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:48:51 +0000