in Royal Festival Hall - August, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first visit to the Royal Festival Hall was in August 1951where I heard Jan Smeterlin give an afternoon Chopin recital. I was terribly impressed by the modernity of the buildings and its plush interior. This was my highlight of a day's outing at the Festival of Britain.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447174062932 accessed: 3 July, 2022 (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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Chopin Recital
written by Chopin
performed by Jan Smeterlin

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:47:43 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:48:07 +0000