in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Although I remember the Festival of Britain as a schoolboy in 1951, I got to know the RFH well as a student across the river at King's College when the hall became almost a second home. As a piano enthusiast I heard many of the great masters of the keyboard such as Artur Rubinstein and the Hungarian wizard György Cziffrs(?). The QEH had not yet been built, so all the big recitals were at the RFH. I also loved the 'see through' vistas of the foyers. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Piano music performed by Arthur Rubinstein

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:18:19 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:57 +0000