anonymous in Royal Festival Hall - 1979

from Southbank Centre Archive:

So much recollection from my first decade of living in London from 1979 as a twenty something jostles to be included: The (rather awful) salt beef sandwich counter opposite the green side's stairs around the corner from the long bar; a Mozart 'Jupiter' Symphony and Bruckner 9 with the LSO under the great Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik (the LSO's first violins, not as cultivated a group as nowadays, sounded that night like the Vienna Philharmonic in the second subject of the Mozart 1st movement).

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 18 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall



Listening to

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Symphony no 41
written by Mozart
performed by London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík
Symphony no 9
written by Anton Bruckner
performed by London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík

Experience Information

Date/Time 1979
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:38:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:25:23 +0000