in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1970's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

(1) 1960s Victor Gollancz memorial concert.  LPO with Otto Klemperer second half Leonora No. 3 Beethoven was absolutely perfect.  Klemperer hobbled onto platform and got steadily stronger as concert went on.   (2) Artur Rubenstein Last Concert at Festival Hall.  Mainly Chopin.  The perfect exponent of Chopin.  At the end an old lady in the audienc presented him with a red rose.  His encores were wonderful.  (3)  1970s perhaps 1980s Klaus Tennstedt conducting Mahler 1.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444650791416 accessed: 30 November, 2021 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Symphony No 1
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Klaus Tennstedt
Leonora Overture No. 3
written by Beethoven
performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Otto Klemperer, Victor Gollancz

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:53:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:55:44 +0000