excerpt from 'Southbank Centre Archive' (126 words)

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I was so lucky - after many years and a cancellation of a proposed concert the year before Arturo Toscanini the world's greatest conductor was giving two Brahms concerts and I was so lucky to have got a ticket in the ballot for the second of them. It was his first appearance since 1939 and he was too old to come again. It was perfection - from the moment he came on the podium via a special platform made for his aged legs. The audience standing in respect for his many great years of music. He was such a mesmerising and vital inspiration for the special hand picked Philharmonia. He transformed three old war horses into something fresh and inspiring. Surely the greatest events in RFH history.

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