in Royal Festival Hall - 1955

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1955 we were two National Servicemen stationed near Reading, and we took the train to London to hear the great Nathan Milstein play Brahms Violin Concerto. All seats had been sold ages ago but the Festival Hall decided to

 

allow standing room underneath the boxes---a great performance but very tired feet when the concert finished.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449513451590 accessed: 28 January, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Brahms
performed by Nathan Milstein

Experience Information

Date/Time 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:37:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:31:22 +0000