David Attenborough in Royal Festival Hall - September, 1965

from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, pages 205-206:

The first half of the concert was not to be televised.  It was a performance of Stravinsky’s most recent work – Eight Instrumental Miniatures – and was going to be conducted by the composer’s amanuensis, Robert Craft […]

                The lights dimmed.…   more >>

cite as

David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 205-206. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459202849741 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


David Attenborough
naturalist, TV presenter, TV producer

Listening to

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Eight Instrumental Miniatures
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by New Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Craft

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


David Attenborough recalls the concert as being given by the London Symphony Orchestra, but other sources say that it was the New Philharmonia Orchestra.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:07:30 +0100
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 12:09:17 +0100