in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I was at the fourth concert here when the RFH opened in 1951. I still have the souvenir programme for the first five concerts that should have been conducted by Toscanini - instead, they were conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent with Benno Hoisewitch (piano).  The programme was the 9th Symphony and Choral Fantasia (both by Beethoven).  I would dearly love an invitation t0 the re-opening.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 18 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Choral Fantasia
written by Beethoven
9th Symphony
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Benno Moiseiwitsch, Malcolm Sargent

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:03:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:51:25 +0000