in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 2000's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

When the Festival Hall opened, those who still remember the Queens Hall and having suffered the echo of the Albert Hall, at last had a hall which allowed us to hear music as it should be heard. We were thrilled by Toscanini conducting the Brahms Symphonies with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the visit of the Vienna State Opera giving a performance of Don Giovanni, with artists like Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Anton Dermota, Paul Schoffler, Ludwig Weber, Hilda Konetzki, Erich Kung, Furtwangler, Otto Klemperer, etc.  The recitals by …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 5 February, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 2000's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:29:36 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:18:57 +0000