A pianist spat
September 30, 2015 by norman lebrecht
A Russian pianist who lives in Italy and refuses to play in the UK has refused an honour in Cremona because it was previously awarded to Norman Lebrecht. Some websites seem to think this is a news story.
The organisers of the award have clarified their position here.
Our response: The pianist is entitled to choose the company he keeps. Nobody is loved by everyone.
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