in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1955 I was a 22-year-old teacher in training. I attended several concerts in the Festival Hall 1955-60. Which do I remember? Which one do I cherish most? Oct 57 Holst's The Planets LPO conducted by Boult.  Oct 58 Bizet and Franck Symphonies RPO conducted by Beecham. November 59 Beethoven's Choral Symphony Philharmonia Joan Sutherland and Jon Vickers conducted by Klemperer.  December 59 Haydn, Mozart, Liszt and Rossini RPO conducted by Beecham.  June 61 Stravinsky's Firebird and Orff's Carmina Burana conducted by Stokowski.   But the best? July 1956 Verdi's …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 14 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Carmina Burana
written by Carl Orff
The Firebird
written by Igor Stravinksy
written by C├ęsar Franck, Georges Bizet
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham
The Planets, Op. 32
written by Gustav Holst
performed by Sir Adrian Boult
9th Symphony
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Jon Vickers, Dame Joan Sutherland

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:19:07 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:28:45 +0000