in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1960's and the 1970's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1968/9? The most memorable concert (perhaps I was more easily pleased at age 16/17) was Georg Szell conducting the Eroica Symphony with Sir Clifford Curzon playing a Mozart concerto in the first half (was it D Minor, C Minor or A Minor K488?, one of my favourites anyway.)  I also remember late 60s Karl Richter conducting St John Passion with Ernst Haffliger as evangelist and a large orchestra.  Richter directed from the harpsicord.  Saddest was Britten's memorial concert (1976).

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444650142483 accessed: 8 August, 2022 (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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Britten Memorial Concert
Mozart concerto
written by Mozart
performed by Clifford Curzon
St John Passion
written by Bach
performed by Ernst Haffliger
Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by George Szell

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1960's and the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:42:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:51:07 +0000