in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I  attended every night of the opening week of the RFH.   Denis Matthews was prominent on the programme;  his piano concerto music is still the measure for me of any other performances.   One evening Toscanini was the conductor.   I was a povertystricken teenager and did not attempt to buy a ticket.   However, I took my transistor radio and stood happily on the outside steps and listened to the music being played so very nearby.   In the interval everyone flowed out, and at the end, I found myself …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts performed by Arturo Toscanini

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 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:59:51 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:48:02 +0000