in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1980's and the 1990's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was summer time in the 1980s,late 1980s (-perhaps 1989?) when the late Herbert von Karajan came to the South Bank with his  big band ,The Berlin Philharmonc. Everyone scratched their heads in the first haff as the numbers of the Orchestra were dressed casually with no black ties.Eventualy it was explained that their evening wear had been lost by baggage control on the flight over. Nevertheless, a fine performance-Herbert''s last at the SBank.1993 or 1994-a fantastic redition of Betthoven's 4th Piano Concerto by Maria Joao Pries-so moving and technically brilliant. The finest …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445865547617 accessed: 24 September, 2021 (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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Herbert von Karajan performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Maria Joao Pries

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1980's and the 1990's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:19:07 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:31:39 +0000