in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I attended the opening concerts.  One should have been conducted Toscanini (as were several) but he was indisposed and his place taken by Paul Hindesmith.  I was 20 then, and thrilled by the magnificent sound of the music in this fabulous, modern Concert Hall (with "flying boxes" ), - the whole experience reinforced and enhanced by my love of music, which is my passion ever more today. I look forward to experiencing the new building.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 19 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical Concert performed by Paul Hindemith

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 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:41:22 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:22:10 +0000