from Southbank Centre Archive:
Nothing terribly exciting, but I do remember going up in the lift with Ralph Vaughen [Vaughan] Williams, attending a concert given by the great Kirsten Flagstad. During the concert, Mme Flagstad's belt became undone between songs, and Malcolm Sargent gallantly jumped off the podium to help her with it. I also remember Otto Klemprer being carried by two stalwart staff members to his chair on the podium to conduct a Beethoven concert. Also Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano entering regally to the platform.
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442417456449 accessed: 27 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
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|performed by Otto Klemperer, Kirsten Flagstad, Guiseppe Di Stefano, Maria Callas