Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 22 August, 1983

from Southbank Centre Archive:

An LPO concert under Klaus Tennstedt - Mahler 6th Symphony. A searing performance - a young man in the row in front of me weeping thro' the slow movement, and a lady sitting behind him passing tissues over his shoulder! And at the end a total silence that seemed to go on for minutes. Then the applause began - and went up and up in volume and lasted till our hands were too sore for more. Thank goodness the performance was recorded to CD.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 18 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Symphony no 6
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 August, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:06:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:44:41 +0000