Long Covid costs the Berlin Phil a conductor

Long Covid costs the Berlin Phil a conductor


norman lebrecht

May 20, 2021

The Berlin Philharmonic has made rapid changes to its next programme after Alan Gilbert informed them that he is still recoverng from the aftereffects of Covid and cannot take part.

His jump-in is Sakari Oramo.

We wish Alan a speedy recovery.


  • John Borstlap says:

    Chin is one of the very best sound artists of today, who does not need feminist punk aggression to make her voice heard. She is a very nervous lady, and wants to share her experience of modern life with everybody who has not become open enough to the benefits of our own time:


    The colourful and decorative patterns are beautiful. I detected a wrong note at 4:26 in the woodwind but that can be forgiven with such a complex piece.

  • Gustavo says:

    The Stockholm Connection

  • Wurtfangler says:

    Well, at least those ticket-holders who were looking forward to a nice doze during the concert will not have to worry too much about the replacement interfering with their plans.

  • Gustavo says:

    Long Long