Ralph Vaughan Williams in Royal Festival Hall - 1952
from Southbank Centre Archive:
It was so exciting, my cousin, a regular at the Royal Festival Hall, agreed to take me along. I had begged for the opportunity to attend a concert, which included a favourite, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Overture, "The Wasps". A sudden silence, as an announcement informed, that the composer was in the box above our heads. This was the occasion of his 80th birthday, I believe. The great man accepted graciously the ovation of the audience. The applause was thunderous. It made my first visit a memorable one.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447088831711 accessed: 2 December, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
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written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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