in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I watched with fascination and awe as a steeplejack put the final piece on the Skylon, which became a symbol of the Festival of Britain. For me, the other and more important iconic structure was the Royal Festival Hall, with its glass façade facing the river and its main function being music, was incredibly exciting. I worked nearby in a publishing office so was within easy reach of the box office of the Festival Hall. I remember booking for two piano recitals, one given by Claudio Arau [Arrau] and the other Arthur [Artur] …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Piano recitals performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Claudio Arrau

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 14:33:16 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:24:50 +0000