in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1990's

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: 17 October, 2021 (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 1990's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:08:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:44:05 +0000