in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My musical education had begun during my school days, but it was my time in London during my National Service in the RAF, which enabled me to come as often as money and time allowed, to concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. So I learned to love music of many kinds, watching conductors such as Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Malcom Sargent, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bruno Walter and - the greatest of them all - Otto Klemperer. A particular pleasure, if the interval occured at the right moment, was to stand on a summer evening on the open-air balcony …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 3 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts

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 14:24:47 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:14:29 +0000