Times follows up on Kyung-Wha’s coughing childmain
Anna Picard has just posted her Times (paywall) review of the Kyung Wha Chung comeback concert.
She gives it two stars and reports (as we did earlier) the moment when, between the Allegro and Andantino cantabile of Mozart’s wistful Sonata in G, Chung turned to the parents of a child, whom I could not hear myself but was later told had been coughing, and said: “Maybe bring her back when she’s older.” With one shrivelling put-down, a tetchy atmosphere turned toxic.
We hear that other reviewers intend to mention the incident. Ms Chng would do well to apologise.