And You Think You're Having A Bad Day

Air Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 3:04pm
Maria Joao Pires, Having a Bad Day
Maria Joao Pires, Having a Bad Day

An old video is suddenly making the internet rounds, because living vicariously through a performance nightmare is an ever-popular sport, I guess. (And we've collected plenty ourselves.)

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It depicts pianist Maria João Pires in front of an audience (at a dress rehearsal?) with conductor Riccardo Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Just another day on the job for this elegant Portuguese soloist — until she realizes that she's prepared the wrong Mozart concerto for the performance.

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