Name the concert

Name the concert


norman lebrecht

September 21, 2021

More of this, please!



  • smashing guitar says:

    Classic FM’s Tribute to Jimi Hendrix without Nigel Kennedy.

  • Dragonetti says:

    This is rare archive footage of André Rieu playing his tribute to Jimi Hendrix. He was years ahead of Nige.

  • Peter Owen says:

    Is it a misreading of Hamer instead of Hammer in Mahler’s 6th?

  • sam says:

    Mahler, Rocker-Lieder

  • Denise Brain says:

    YIKES! Did they have to do this behind the horns? I’d be leaping out of my chair when he did it. But I must say, it’s a great idea, LOL.

  • Nick Schleppend says:

    As the image has been manipulated, it’s a performance of Mahler 6.

  • Jeremy Wardle says:

    Is it a photoshop of Mahler VI hammerblow with guitar instead of big-ass mallet ?

  • Salamander says:

    While we all are unnerved by french horn players cracking notes, this percussionist is clearly overreacting, and may need a vacation, or at least some therapy for remaining calm amidst missed notes, it being doubtful the conductor gave permission for him to react this way.

  • Kira Levy says:

    Premiere of “Berceuse” by John Borstlap

  • Corno di Caccia says:

    It looks like a Gerald Hoffnung take on Mahler 6.

  • Andrew Swinnerton says:

    Great photoshop of Mahler 3 !!

  • Tony says:

    Mahler 6 as re-orchestrated by Nigel Kennedy?

  • msc says:

    Pete Townsend’s re-orchestration of Mahler 6?

  • Alan says:

    Something in Salzburg. Don’t know what though

  • Kananpoika says:

    If it isn’t Winnipeg’s New Music Festival, it should be….

  • Kananpoika says:

    If it isn’t Winnipeg’s New Music Festival, it should be….

  • Peter says:

    Pete Townshend conducts a tragic Mahler 6!

  • Just a Hunch says:

    Looks like Mahler 6,000!

  • E says:

    Great photo!

  • drummerman says:

    A most unusual way to play Mahler 6th!

  • dorset dick says:

    Is it mahler 6, with pete townsend using a guitar instead of a hammer in the final movement

  • PaulD says:

    Mahler’s 6th, with the Berlin Philharmonic. That looks like Franz Schindlbeck swinging his axe like Pete Townshend.

  • A.L. says:

    “Jimi Hendrix Goes To The Symphony”

  • David K. Nelson says:

    There is an electric guitar part in Lukas Foss’s entertaining “Phorion,” which I heard him conduct, but I do not recall the instrument being smashed.

    Perhaps this is the newly discovered fourth blow in Mahler’s Sixth, based on the MS found among Pete Townshend’s effects.

  • MusicBear88 says:

    Strangest interpretation of the hammer in Mahler 6 I’ve ever seen…

  • zeno north says:

    If that’s Mahler 6 I’m not QUITE sure that’s what the composer intended.

  • Anon! A Moose! says:

    Mashup of Jimi Hendrix and Mahler 6?

  • J Barcelo says:

    Not sure that’s what Mahler had in mind, but if it works, what the heck.

  • Zeno North says:

    If this is Mahler 6, I’m not quite sure that’s what the composer had in mind…

  • Wurtfangler says:

    Another orchestra that refused to play Jimi Hendrix to please a petulant teenager?

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Mahler 6. 😉

  • Les says:

    The rock ‘n’ roll arrangement of Mahler 6.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Presumably Mahler 6 or Berg “Three Pieces for Orchestra”, Op. 6.

  • Carl G says:

    A Mahler 6–after the hammer broke on the first blow.

  • Larry W says:

    An angry LSO musician saying no to playing Jimmy Hendrix.

  • Topo says:

    Townsends Riff no. 6

  • Freewheeler says:

    They’re playing Gluck’s Ballet of the Blessed Spirits. Where’s my 5 pounds?

  • Mecky Messer says:

    Perfect visual of how the guitar went to become the worlds most popular instrument while orchestras rent star wars costumes to beg kids to please like them…and fail miserably at it.


  • Hokland says:

    Mahler 6th

  • Ben G. says:

    This is most likely that new updated version of Mahler’s 6th “Tragic” Symphony which now uses the modern “Slap Bass” effect.

    Young audiences prefer this to the traditional unwieldy wooden hammer which has now become outdated.

  • Micaelo Cassetti says:

    A variant of Bruckner’s fourth?

  • Fernandel says:

    Franz Schindlbeck (Berlin Philharmonic) in Mahler’s Sixth.

  • Brian says:

    No one seems to know here. I’d guess an orchestral tribute to Pete Townshend? Or Paul Simonon of the Clash?

  • Greg says:

    Mahler’s Sixth, re-orchestrated by Glenn Branca?

  • E says:

    Using a guitar for the three hammer strokes (of fate) in Mahler?? Except that the first
    strike would destroy the guitar…

  • Herr Doktor says:

    The concert: “The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays The Who.”

  • John Borstlap says:

    Clearly, it’s the performance of the ‘Urversion’ of Beethoven’s fifth, before he deleted the guitar percussion part on the advice of Archduke Rudolph, who had issues with pop music (he became arch bischop later in life).

  • GrandeZecky says:

    Ah, if Mahler had used this instrument in this way since the First Symphony! … a dream …

  • Allen says:

    A little known symphony in A minor by Mahler, known as “The Photoshop”.

  • Rachelle Goldberg says:

    Is this the Anvil chorus from Il Travtore? Maybe the Anvil hadn’t arrived or had been stolen

  • Les says:

    The hammer blows in the finale of Mahler’s 6th.

  • Gerry McDonald says:

    A newly discovered PDQ Bach work?

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    This is what happens when you try to upstage “Sing It Yourself Messiah” with “Play It Yourself Mahler 6”

  • Alasdair Munro says:

    Mahler 7th mandolinist realises he has brought the wrong instrument.