Ivan Fischer adopts Covid acoustic mask

Ivan Fischer adopts Covid acoustic mask


norman lebrecht

September 07, 2020

One Hungarian tongue planted firmly in cheek.


  • Rob says:

    Eight months in to the Pandemic and I haven’t caught Covid!

    Masks required to enter shops/supermarkets but no mask requirement for shop/supermarket employees (in the UK anyway.) Hmmmmmm

    • Maria says:

      Would you want to wear one for eight hours a day as a shop assistant? As a customer, half an hour at a time in a shop.

  • Edgar Self says:

    Ivan Fischer’s English is as charming as Harnoncourt’s, the reference to Mozart apt, and the idea appealing to the credible.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    It should be all the rage in Venice during the next Carnival season!

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    That mask will become a collector’s item. 🙂

  • Gustavo says:

    If only Riccardo Muti and Jonas Kaufmann’s audience had been wearing these masks at the Elbphilharmonie…

  • Matthias Goerne says:

    Just wonderful and charming .

  • Distant Primmer says:

    Could have used this to listen to the Proms this year,

  • Sisko24 says:

    ….OR, one can buy a Mickey Mouse cap with the big ears. Might work just as well although not as fashionable.