in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1.  Guido Cantelli conducting "The Philharmonic" (Brahms, etc) ticket price 2/6d (half a crown) seated behind orchestra!   2.  Leningrad Philharmonic - Shostakovich and Britten in Royal Box and "The Variations on a Theme of Purcell" by Britten - overwhelming - programmes were thrown in the air.  I became hoarse with cheering.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447693164612 accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Guido Cantelli
Variations on a theme of Purcell
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Leningrad Philharmonic

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 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:59:25 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:18:57 +0000