in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I first went to the Festival Hall in May 1953  at the age of 14 , to a Saturday morning Robert Mayer concert for children. The visit was organised by the music mistress at school. The overture Cockaigne was played. After that I was a regular concert goer often rushing after school to get a standing ticket for recitals by Artur Rubinstein, and later taking the morning off work to queue up on the first day of booking for concerts by Rubinstein, Arrau and other outstanding musicians. I also went to the Recital Room (now closed) to…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Cockaigne Overture
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Robert Mayer
Beethoven Piano Sonatas
written by Beethoven
performed by Iso Elinson

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 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:38:37 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:50:11 +0000