in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
from Southbank Centre Archive:
My friend and I particularly liked to attend concerts conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, both for the performances musically and vocally. He always addressed the audience before a concert. On one occasion he waddled on, rather like a penguin, and addressed us: "The BBC has invited me to conducted this concert. The BBC has selected the programme; so if you have any comments or complaints, please send them to the BBC, not me". We roared with laughter and applauded, in happy, convivial, intimate mood to enjoy the music that followed.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448377918670 accessed: 29 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Listening tohide composers
|performed by Sir Thomas Beecham
|in the company of others, indoors, in public