in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
from Southbank Centre Archive:
I remember a time when there were no seats on either side of the performance area and as a schoolgirl I would sit on the floor and have my first taste of concert going with a huddle of others. 2. I remember watching Benjamin Britten's face as he sat in the Royal Box listening to Dennis Brain playing his piece for Horn, Tenor and Strings and improvising making Britten smile. 3) I remember Britten and Poulenc playing a double piano concerto (? did Poulenc write one?) and enjoying each other's companionship and playing so clearly, as one master to another.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447692530684 accessed: 31 March, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
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|Britten||performed by Denis Brain|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|