No sooner did news of the world premiere start spreading on German sites, than it was followed by whispers that the concerto would not be not ready next month.
It has already been cancelled once – in Los Angeles last May, where it was substituted by the gorgeous Dutilleux concerto at the suggestion of Gustavo Dudamel. A year on, it now appears the concerto is still not written.
Nothing has yet been announced in Berlin, but I hear that the new Golijov has been quietly replaced on the programme by the Korngold concerto. The only confirmation so far is on the conductor’s schedule.
I very much hope Osvaldo can find his way back soon out of his creative block.