in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember the first time I heard Perlman play was at the RFH. I was about 12 or 13 and I think he was playing Mendelssohn concerto.  I was studying the violin and I remember just crying and standing up at the end in disbelief at how beautiful it was. Definitely a seminal moment of musical inspiration. I also remember the repeated tonal A (?) that you play to signal the end of the interval.  I hope you keep it.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1445866832094 accessed: 3 March, 2024 (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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Mendelssohn Concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Perlman

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:40:34 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:15:00 +0000