Mehta plays musical chairs with Schubert and the Vienna Philharmonicmain
For this weekend’s performance of Schubert’s Great C major symphony, Zubin Mehta decided to rearrange the seating of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons were brought forward to sit around the concertmaster’s seat, at the conductor’s left hand, to accentuate their prominence in the work.
Apparently, it sounded terrific.
Anyone else tried this?