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.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 19 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Beethoven's 6th Symphony

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 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:04:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:10:30 +0000