in Royal Festival Hall - the 1960's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

At a very low point in my life I happened to see that Alfred Brendel was going to be playing Schubert at the Festival Hall.  (He is my favourite pianist and was playing my favourite pieces).  I bought a ticket only the day before the concert and assumed I would be up in the Gods.  I was truly stunned to find that I was only six rows back and had a perfect view of the great man's hands.  I was mesmorised from the moment he started playing.  When you are very low you assume everything is going to be a disappointment.  This was such a wonderful moment for me it …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 27 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Schubert Piano Pieces
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Alfred Brendel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:35:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:45:25 +0000