in Royal Festival Hall - 12 April, 1959

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was april 1959 and we were a group of young men in the final year of teacher training course at St Paul's College, Cheltenham spending a field week in London. Post National Service and career ahead, it was an exciting time to be with friends in the capital. Covent Garden for opera with Amy Shuard and Jon Vickers, then again for ballet, and Sunday 12 April to the Royal Festival Hall for a Brahms evening with the Philharmonia led by Hugh Bean and conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. It was a wonderful concert in this beautiful new hall with its superb accoustic. They played the Symphony No. 1…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 April, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Fou Ts'ong
1. Sinfonie (Brahms)
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 April, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:45:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:35:06 +0000