in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Among so many (Klemperer, Arau, Kempe, early Colin Davis, the Smetana quartet…) one Sunday morning in 1963 (?) Attending a Philhamonia rehearsal for the Verdi Requiem under Giulini Walter Legge commanding that "Maxwell" produce more sound in the Dies Irae: Giulini wonderful: Schwarzkopf majestic and the altor (Christa Ludwig) flirting with Giulini. But what music making! and in 1956 or 57 breaking out of the barracks as a National Serviceman and coming to 5 p.m. organ recital by Peter Hurford... and not getting caught.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 July, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Giuliani, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:09:47 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:24:28 +0000