It has been 40 years since the Los Angeles Philharmonic last performed Arnold Schoenberg’s violin concerto and Hollywood was all a-quiver to hear its challenging 12-note rows (well, all of my Angeleno friends, at least). The work was down to be played this weekend, its first hearing in Disney Hall.
Only waddayaknow? First the soloist, Christian Tetzlaff, calls in sick. Then the conductor Christoph Eschenbach sends a doctor’s note.
The new soloist is Augustin Hadelich. New conductor is Edo de Waart. Only change: no Schoenberg.
They’re playing the Beethoven concerto, saddos.