Lucerne cancels Schiff

Lucerne cancels Schiff


norman lebrecht

March 23, 2021

The Lucerne Festival has called off its mid-May spring festival with Andras Schiff and friends.

The festival had already been postponed from March, but wave-3 Covid is lingering longer than expected among the Swiss.



  • Gustavo says:

    I thought Switzerland was a clean country.

    Zurich cancels their next live stream because “a person close to the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has tested positive for Covid-19”.

    Luckily it wasn’t Paavo.

    • Le Křenek du jour says:

      Today, Switzerland registered 1844 new infections and 11 deaths from Covid-19.
      The reproduction number R is currently 1.18.
      The incidence of the ‘third wave’ is rising.

      Official daily data are available here:

      While I hold little hope that you would care to familiarise yourself with the data before spouting any more vacuities, other readers might.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Cancel culture of a different sort.

  • Zandonai says:

    cancels Schiff? the SD headline makes it sound like Schiff has committed an unmentionable woke crime.