The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has attacked delays in reopening cultural sites, claiming that visiting a museum is less dangerous than entering a pharmacy.
‘For some 50,000 self-employed people in the sector, times are ruinous, especially since November aid, so-called, has not yet flowed by the end of January,’ she said.
Mutter herself is in Salzburg today. She writes: Finally!!!!! A “concert” of the two legends: Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim. Mozart on his 265th birthday streamed from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. It was magical to be present at a live performance … Nothing will ever come close to that unrepeatable experience of shared time – in real time! We 3 of us freshly tested and for a split second offstage without a mask. Martha Argerich most certainly is THE role model for all of us artists. Can’t tell you all how fulfilling this afternoon was! Miss you all – but we will be united in our love for music once again soon.