in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

 - of a yong unknown (here) Swedish conductor who, in the second half, conducted a glorious performance of Sibelius' second symphony. Was it Paavo Berglund? Well before his residence at Bournemouth.2. - of the night of the peasouper in the mid fifties, when the air-conditioning in the hall couldn't cope, and a mist formed in the concert hall itself! Going back over Hungerford bridge, walking in the middle, I could not see the railings either side!

cite as

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

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Symphony no. 2
written by Jean Sibelius, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Paavo Allan Engelbert Berglund

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 18:38:35 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:29:25 +0000