in Royal Festival Hall - the 1970's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I have attended many concerts in the Festival Hall over the years but the ones that I will never forget are         1.) Otto Klemperer conducting the Philamonic iorchestra in the 1970- especially his 85th Birthday concert ( Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde) Who can forget this frail old man, and his perfromance and powerful vision.  2) Geog Solti with the London Philamonic Orchestra in the 1970's  and his outstanding fiery readings of 'Richard Strauss' tone poems. Moments to treasure for ever!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 27 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Das Lied von der Erde
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Otto Klemperer
Richard Strauss' tone poems
written by Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss
performed by Sir Georg Solti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:23:03 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:08:20 +0000