Second judge quits the Tchaikovsky contest

Vladimir Ashkenazy is out, with a gastric infection – possibly the effect of too much long-distance travel. Shame, he was really looking forward to returning to the scene of his early torture and triumph.

He joins Nelson Freire on the sicklist. Nelson’s recovering from exhaustion.

The finals start tonight.

photo: allegro films

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  • I was looking forward to seeing Mr. Ashkenazy. Wonderful pianist .
    Mr Lebrecht, you have no comment on the Mark Gorenstein saga??

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