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Tonight, Anne-Sophie Mutter is replaced by a symphony

Panic at the LSO tonight when the soloist failed to show in time for the first half of the concert. London was gridlocked by an Underground strike and Anne-Sophie Mutter was trapped in traffic. What to do?


The orch played the symphony (Dvorak New World) in the first half and the soloist arrived in time to play the Dvorak concerto after the break.

Two Panufnik pieces, one in each half, were unaffected. Michael Francis conducted.

anne-sophie mutter yellow lounge

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  1. Flexibility is what makes professionals professional.

    • PrewarTreasure says:

      Couldn’t agree more, but what wag suggested the Dvorak?

      “Going Home” and Underground strikes are NOT good bed-fellows!

  2. cunningfox says:

    Civilisation and Underground strikes are not good bedfellows. Welcome to the 1970s, everyone.

  3. Lewis Brinin says:

    Michael Francis is a terrific conductor by the way!

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