in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
from Southbank Centre Archive:
I remember visiting the Festival of Britain, aged 15. How thrilling it all was, so many people walking about talking and laughing and enjoying themselves - amazing. I was sorry they didn't keep the 'Skylon'. I visited the Festival Hall for a concert, probably including Beethoven's 6th Symphony - the first piece of classical music I heard! The acoustics seemed wonderful then, I do hope they are at least as good in the new hall!! Living in London means I can visit as often as I can afford.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447866288641 accessed: 22 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Listening tohide composers
|Beethoven's 6th Symphony
|in the company of others, indoors, in public