in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 2000's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My visits to the Festival Hall began during its first season during the Festival of Britain.  So many highlights since but those standing out - in no special order: Toscanini's only post-war visit with newly formed Philharmonia; Guido Cantelli's first (and last) performances; Karajan conducting the Philharmonia; visit of the Vienna State Opera; Fischer Dieskau's first recital; Klemperer's Beethoven Cycle.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 January, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 2000's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:33:55 +0000
Approved on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:24:07 +0000