in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The first concert I went to shortly after the Royal Festival Hall opened was given by the London Mozart Players conducted by the late Harry Blech.  Although the acoustics of the Hall have been criticised since, in those days, the music sounded to me to be fresh and clear.  My other abiding memory of the 50's is of the elderly figure of Otto Klemperer wonderfully conducting the Philharmonia through a series of Beethoven concerts and receiving rapturous applause from the audience, all within a few years of the end of the …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 27 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concert performed by London Mozart Players, Harry Blech

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 Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:28:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:45:35 +0000