in Royal Festival Hall - 15 November, 1957

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Friday 15th November 1957 - a murky winter's night, but one which was to glow in the memory for a lifetime: Otto Klemperer conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in the final concert of a Beethoven series at the RFH. Klemperer, the orchestra, soloists and the magnificent newly-formed chorus gave a spellbinding performance of the 9th Symphony which, to my ears, has never been surpassed. A privilege to have been in the audience that night.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 19 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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9th Symphony
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 30 May 2014 17:32:01 +0100