in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I have so many wonderful memories of the RFH. So many, so many. And will always cherish a small sample of the green carpet which I found. I will always remember Leonard Bernstein holding the score of Bruckner 3 over his head to acknowledge the endless applause. And Karajan's powerful Bolero. And queuing down the street all morning for Karajan. And the little bookshop with the sugared almonds.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 16 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Herbert von Karajan
Bruckner Symphony No 3
written by Anton Bruckner
performed by Leonard Bernstein

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 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:10:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:48:04 +0000