Watch: Page turner saves sonata from sudden death

Things got a bit out of hand at the Sendesaal Bremen, where Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt had their pages fly off the stands. Not one of them. Both. Twice in a minute.

The saviour of the night was page-turner Anna Reszniak, normally concertmaster of the Nuremburg Symphony, who kept a cool head when two maestros were losing theirs. Just watch.

Anna richly deserved her curtain call.

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h/t: Jessica Duchen’s blog.

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  • It was my everyday life at 16 – 18 years, when I spend my summer holidays at Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, near Paris, founded by my wonderful teacher Alfred Loewenguth. I remember some burlesk episodes with some pages IN the piano…

  • Nice save. But I wouldn’t think that seasoned musicians such as these should even need a score for this repertoire.

  • Last season in Berlin Tetzlaff broke a string in the middle of the Szymanowski first concerto and, without missing a note, exchanged instruments with the concertmaster in such a spectacular manner, that it could have been rehearsed.

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