in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I still remember a concert form the 1950s. The work I especially remember, is a performance of William Walton's Façade. From behind a screen  appeared a woman dressed in incredible clothes - long flowing robes with many items of  jewellery. Her voice was like a chant - very unusual. She was the narrator, and she was Dame Edith Sitwell. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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written by Sir William Walton
performed by Dame Edith Sitwell

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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:16:50 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:50 +0000