in Royal Festival Hall - 1953

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I went to the Festival Hall in 1953 when I was 7 and fell in love with classical music. Shura Cherkassky was playing the piano and Sir Adrian Boult was the conductor. I had a wonderful view of the orchestra and was entranced by the could have been Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1.



Since then, I have been to many, many performances and a few years ago took my, then teenage boys, to see The Nutcracker which, would you believe, they loved!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 12 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Piano Concerto no. 1
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Shura Cherkassky, Sir Adrian Boult
Ballet Suite, The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1953
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:53:32 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:53:52 +0000