in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
from Southbank Centre Archive:
One of my first memories of the Festival Hall is a concert 'conducted' by Gerard Hofnung himself. The whole evening was hilarious. I remember particularly musicians playing as they walked down through and across the auditorium from almost every door and the Valkyries, in full dress and winged helmets, riding in from the wings on children's scooters. Gerard Hofnung was an original and his concert made me a lasting fan of his and the Festival Hall.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448377802772 accessed: 31 March, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
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|Wagner||performed by Gerard Hofnung|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|