Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Wrong Piano Concerto!

Ouch! Can you imagine showing up for rehearsal only to realize at the last minute that you've prepared the wrong concerto! That's what happened with Maria Joao Pires. At about the 43 seconds into the video clip, the look on her face tells the story -- and, more, what's truly remarkable is that after some encouragement from Maestro Chailly she is able to soldier on and pull call up from memory the correct concerto. Brava!


The Scholtes-Janssens Piano Duo said...

Fabulous! I heard about this legendary story, but it's even more intriguing seeing and hearing it actually happen. That women is amazing!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.