in Royal Festival Hall - the 1960's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I first visited the RFH during the Festival of Britain and subsequently came to the Ernest Read concerts on Saturdays.  Later in the early sixties I heard Jacqueline du Pre play the Elgar cello concerto: a brilliant evening made all the more poignant with hindsight.   Other memorable highlights include one of Daniel Barenboim's first concerts at the RFH and watching (?) Otto Klemperer conduct.  Very much looking forward to visiting the refurbished hall next year.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Ernest Read concerts
Elgar Cello Concerto
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Jacqueline du Pré
Daniel Barenboim concerts performed by Daniel Barenboim

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 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:51:06 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:41:13 +0000