in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It is so difficult to detail so much pleasure over so many years.  The names say it all - Schwarzkopf, de Los Angeles, Gheorgiu, Kissin, Fischer-Dieskau, Klemperer, Davis, Krips, Haitink, LSO Chorus and Orchestra, Vienna Phil and so the list goes on, bringing special and warm memories of a loved and virbrant concert hall, and delightful meeting place. Deeply treasured memories are Peter Pears singing the tenor arias in Messiah under Klemperer, and Schwarzkof's Four Last Songs and Final Act of Capriccio under the young Maazal. …   more >>

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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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Various performed by De Los Angeles, Gheorgiu, Haitink, Kissin, Krips, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Shwarzkopf, Otto Klemperer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic
Four Last Songs & Capriccio performed by Maazal, Schwarzkopf
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Otto Klemperer, Peter Pears

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 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:19:12 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:29:56 +0000