anonymous in Royal Festival Hall - between 1970 and 1980

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In over 50 years of concert -going, Rudolf Senkin's recitals at the RFH in the 1970's stand out as the high point. I was impressed not only by the insight into the music (especially Beethoven) but his willingness to take risks - and is humility. In my experience, no-one has matched him in such works as the Hammerklavier sonata and the Diabelli Variation.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424517486411 accessed: 18 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listeners

anonymous
1955-

Listening to

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diabelli variations
written by Beethoven
performed by Rudolf Serkin
Hammerklavier
written by Beethoven
performed by Rudolf Serkin

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1970 and 1980
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:18:06 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:50:41 +0000