in Royal Festival Hall - 1957

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I will always remember the all-night dances which started after the evening concerts - it is a pity that they are no longer held - for they were great occasions.  I also remember a special Mahler concert with Bruno Walter and Fischer Dieskau (Songs of a Wayfaring Lad and Symphony No. 1) also Beecham Concerts - I still have programmes - and Otto Klemperer/Claudio Arrau (?) Beethoven Cycle in 1957 (I still have taped recordings).  I especially enjoyed Piano Concerto No.3 - the flute solo in the second movement - magic!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442406295931 accessed: 27 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bruno Walter
Symphony No 1
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bruno Walter
Piano Concerto No 3
written by Sergei Prokofiev, Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:24:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:04:52 +0000