in Royal Festival Hall - May, 1955

from Southbank Centre Archive:

A very special memory for my twin sister and myself was the first time we saw Bruno Walter conduct, and an exciting new German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sing in a performance of Mahler's 'Songs of a Wayfarer' in May 1955.  I think it was probably Fischer-Dieskau's first appearance in this country.  Unforgettable! A second special memory is of the concert 'Homage to Gerald Moore' on his retirement from the concert platform on 20 February 1967, with Victoria de los Angeles, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf: a wonderful evening!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 September, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Songs of a Wayfarer
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Bruno Walter

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:37:51 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:11 +0000