the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I'll always treasure the sight of Otto Klemperer painfully and slowly making his way up to the rostrum, collapsing exhaustedly on to his stool, then suddenly springing into life, seeming twenty years younger as he brought the Philharmonia into the opening bars of whichever Beethoven symphony it was to be that evening. Unforgettable!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

Listening to

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Beethoven Symphony performed by Otto Klemperer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:37:11 +0000
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:26:39 +0000