in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I attended concerts from the opening of the Hall, although, I was unable to get tickets for the first concerts. The most memorable early one was given by Victor de Sabata with an all Ravel programme, including l'enfant et les sortileges, a work which was rarely, if ever performed in this country 


Perhaps the most momentous occasion though, was the concert when Stravinsky received the medal from the Royal Philarmonic Society and then conducted a …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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l'enfant et les sortileges
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Victor de Sabata
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham
Stravinsky's music
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy

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 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:33:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:36:33 +0000