in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I first attended the RFH in the opening week (while still at school). The concert included Beethoven 9 (my first live hearing) and I recall that Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was the soprano in the finale. The first half (or 1/4) was the Beethoven Choral Fantasia - my first hearing.            

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 5 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Choral Fantasia
written by Beethoven
9th Symphony
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:23:07 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:34:28 +0000