in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My most precious RFH memory is a concert I saw as a schoolboy. Rubinstein, over seventy at the time, played BOTH Brahms Piano concertos in one evening. I'll never forget how, after the interval, having played the 50 minute first concerto, Rubinstein bounded up the steps and strode up to the piano, stretched an arm out to the audience, and then blounced onto the piano stool, fresh and youthful as ever. That's immortality! 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Brahms Piano Concertos
written by Brahms
performed by Arthur Rubinstein

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 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:45:31 +0000
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:24:52 +0000