Posted at 9:15 AM on October 30, 2013
by Rex Levang
Here's a story that's made the internet rounds in a big way in the last few days.. The wonderful Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires is about to play a Mozart concerto--only to realize, when the orchestra begins playing, that the concerto they're playing is a different one than she was expecting. The reactions captured on video---uncertainty, collegial support, and finally, total professionalism--are worth savoring.
But here's the thing. It looks as though the event that provoked all this commentary actually happened in 1998.
But maybe the power of the internet to recycle and retell stories from the past has made this timely, all over again?