Pappano goes pop

Pappano goes pop


norman lebrecht

December 12, 2017

From today’s sessions with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra.

The soloist is Coldplay’s Chris Martin who is spending more and more of his time with classical musicians.




  • Ungeheuer says:

    Yup. And Björk is as profound as Sibelius and, in fact, may be equivalent in worth. Right? Wrong.

    I am reminded of a certain pianist by the name of Christopher O’Riley and his piano reductions (and they were not augmentations alright) of stuff by Radiohead.

    Go figure.

  • Daphne Badger says:

    Um, no. Fact-checking, Norm? Not big and not clever…

  • Thomas Silverbörg says:

    Pappano is also a great cocktail pianist when he’s relaxing with friends. No surprise here.

  • Young says:

    Right. Chris Martin attended a concert at the Seoul Arts Center during the days of Coldplay’s Asian tour.