in Royal Festival Hall - 11 October, 1957

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The date was 11 October 1957, my very visit to the RFH. It was also the first concert in the first London Beethoven series by the Philharmonia under Otto Klemperer. The programme included the Eroica Symphony, Klemperer's recording of which had two years earlier been decisive in establishing his position as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.  The evening was unforgettable. The concert programme incidentally listed other Philharmonia concerts in the following months. As well as more by Klemperer, were others with Karajan, Giulini and Sawallisch. Has London ever enjoyed …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 11 December, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Karajan, Giulini and Sawallisch performed by Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Otto Klemperer, London Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 October, 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:51:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:18:45 +0000