in Royal Festival Hall - 15 November, 1957
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.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401467521517 accessed: 7 May, 2021 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 30 May 2014 17:32:01 +0100