in Royal Festival Hall - between at the end of 1952 and 6 July, 1956

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was in the early 1950's, when I was in my mid-teens that I discovered 'classical'music. My first visit to the RFH was in late 1952, for a recital by the tenor, Lugui Infantino.  It seemed that all of Italian London turned up and emotions ran high.  The encores lasted longer than the official programme.  What a night! There were other, for me, memorable firsts. My first 'Four Last Songs', sang by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, and, in the same programme, my first Brahms 4th - the Philharmonia conducted by Karajan(20.06.56).…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 13 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Four Last Songs
written by Johann Strauss
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Modesti, Stignani, Tagliavini, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Guido Cantelli
4th Symphony
written by Brahms
performed by Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonia Orchestra
Recital performed by Luigi Infantino

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 1952 and 6 July, 1956
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:07:15 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 20:50:39 +0000