Leopold Stokowski et al. in Royal Festival Hall - 1961

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The first concert after the Festival of Britain.  The visit of the Leningrad Philharmonic in 1961. First visit of Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Solti. Vienna Philharmonic with Karl Bouhm. [My ?] programme (in the VIP box on that occasion!). Stokowski, Horowitz no less. Then the concerts with Russian and Czech orchestras interrupted by anti-Soviet demonstrators shouting and walking on to the platform! Thank God for the RFH. (DUNKERQUE AND NORMANDY VETERAN!!!)

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447170311503 accessed: 12 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Leopold Stokowski
Vladimir Horowitz
Concert pianist

Listening to

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Boston Symphony Orchestra performed by Karl Bouhm, Leningrad Phiharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:45:11 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:57:24 +0000