the 1950's

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.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 15 April, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

Listening to

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Various performed by Otto Klemperer, Kirsten Flagstad, Guiseppe Di Stefano, Maria Callas

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:30:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:36:21 +0000