When the soloist goes off to have a baby

When the soloist goes off to have a baby


norman lebrecht

October 15, 2014

Just in from Mats A. Johansson in Vienna:

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So, 45 min before the concert the soloist gets a call that his wife is having their baby in London, and he is on the first flight. What does the Swedish Radio Symphony orchestra do? They move Heldenleben first in the concert and throw in Mahler 1 after the break. You guys are true heroes (especially Hans Larsson) and you makes me miss Sweden so much! This is the best Mahler I have heard in Vienna!

(conductor: Daniel Harding)


  • Francisco Sassetti says:

    A glorious Mahler 1 it was!

  • Manu says:

    Bravi! Looking forward hearing this great orchestra in Madrid and Barcelona next week!!!

  • Matti Hirvonen says:

    One would like to know the name of this emancipated and apparently well-to-do soloist..