in Royal Festival Hall - 1952

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first visit to the Festival Hall was in 1952 when on a visit from my native Sweden.  I have never forgotten it, as it was a wonderful performance in the magnificent new concert hall.  I can only remember the main work which was Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony conducted by a exciting young conductor called Guido Cantelli (who later died in an air crash).

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 22 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Italian Symphony
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Guido Cantelli

Experience Information

Date/Time 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:03:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:22:09 +0000