in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1980's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1. Horowitz playing "Stars and Stripes Forever" during the Festival of Britain. Karajan/Philharmonia Concerts (Karajan sometimes on harpsichord in Bach etc.). Following an outstanding Tchaikovsky 2nd Piano Concerto my (non-musical) mother asked Shura Cherkassky: "How can such a small man such as yourself play so well?" Cherkassky replied: "Why not! Do big ones play better?" We became friends for life after great laughter! 2. Following a concert Emil Gilels, Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting, I handed to Gilels an LP of his Chopin Concerto No. 1 to sign which he graciously did. Then walking …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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1st Piano Concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Mikhail Pletnev
written by Bach/Busoni
performed by Mikhail Pletnev
2nd Piano Concerto
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Shura Cherkassky
Stars and Stripes Forever
written by John Philip Sousa
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:52:43 +0000
Approved on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:35:11 +0000