in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Uncle Sam inspired my love of classical, especially violin music. I'd expected a famous violinist to be old, grey and wizened: but the first one I saw was Yehudi Menuhin. A teenage crush developed! We came to the RFH for many concerts - the Oistrakhs wherever possible. I think Uncle Sam's favourite was Campoli. I hope the renovations haven't changed the hall too much - I still expect to see Sam, many years dead, round the next corner.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442851515097 accessed: 29 February, 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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Various performed by Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:05:15 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:40:36 +0000