in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
from Southbank Centre Archive:
Attending my first concert with classical music. A school trip one Saturday morning; part of Sir Malcolm Sargent's programme for children. Carnival of Animals was the piece I remember but not who the narrator was. For an 8 year old quite an over-whelming experience. Travelling to London from mid Kent on a steamtrain. The size of the hall, which seemed full. The way the instruments "spoke". The piece remain a perennial favourite, as was Sir Malcolm, as I grew up and came to appreciate a wider range of classical music.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447753607526 accessed: 26 March, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Listening tohide composers
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|