Top maestros wear striped socks

Top maestros wear striped socks


norman lebrecht

August 26, 2014

Sir Antonio Pappano got down to basics with the LSO today…


pappano socks

…. only to be snapped by Maxine Kwok-Adams, the Imelda Marcos of the orchestra world.


  • Brian says:

    Ah yes, probably Gallo socks. They’re outrageously expensive (for a pair of socks), but definitely the coolest…

    Loved the Marcos comparison! (And I’m sure Maxine didn’t mind being compared to a dictator’s wife – we all know what you mean, Norman…)

    Thanks for this nice bit of colourful trivia.

  • newyorker says:

    Another non-story with
    1. No link
    2. No visibly-sized photograph.

    What socks? I don’t get it.

  • Edgar Brenninkmeyer says:

    Please put on a large picture, or one that can be enlarged. I’d love to see the Maestro’s socks. That said, does Maestro Pappano also wear colorful bow ties? Those are not simply acessoires, but statements! ­čÖé

  • David Pickett says:

    Yes, please make the photos expandable. This one obdurately measures only 28.5 mm across on my ipad screen. My phone renders it at 23 mm, and the PC 36.5 mm. I see no socks, only an elbow, a trouser keg, a couple of music and mic stands and what looks like the inside of Walthamstow Town Hall in the background.


  • John Borstlap says:

    But those socks are peanuts compared to what Richard Wagner was wearing.