(1) 1960s Victor Gollancz memorial concert. LPO with Otto Klemperer second half Leonora No. 3 Beethoven was absolutely perfect. Klemperer hobbled onto platform and got steadily stronger as concert went on. (2) Artur Rubenstein Last Concert at Festival Hall. Mainly Chopin. The perfect exponent of Chopin. At the end an old lady in the audience presented him with a red rose. His encores were wonderful. (3) 1970s perhaps 1980s Klaus Tennstedt conducting Mahler 1.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401812297572 accessed: 20 November, 2017 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:18:17 +0100