in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I was so lucky - after many years and a cancellation of a proposed concert the year before Arturo Toscanini the world's greatest conductor was giving two Brahms concerts and I was so lucky to have got a ticket in the ballot for the second of them. It was his first appearance since 1939 and he was too old to come again. It was perfection - from the moment he came on the podium via a special platform made for his aged legs. The audience standing in respect for his many great years of music. He was such a mesmerising and vital …   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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Brahms Symphonies performed by Arturo Toscanini

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:19:48 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:59:47 +0000