in Royal Festival Hall - between 20th Century and 1994

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember as a music student at the RAM, going with friends to the recently opened RFH to hear Horowitz in an evening recital. I had a wonderful view on the keyboard side looking down from above on what to me seemed a man possessed by a spirit. His playing was quite unlike anything I had heard before. He played Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt - and afterwards showed surprise at the enthusiasm of the applause. It was quite unforgettable. He sat quite low at the piano with his wrists well below the keys - quite unlike the curled fingers …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 30 January, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
Emperor Concerto
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Mikhail Pletnev
Classical concerts
written by Scarlatti, Chopin, Franz Liszt
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time between 20th Century and 1994
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:13:17 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:47:59 +0000