The story is that the pianist thought she was playing a different concerto and was surprised when the orchestra began playing. I can imagine a pianist getting the wrong concerto info, but I can’t imagine finding out at the first rehearsal; usually a soloist goes over the work with the conductor. Or at least talks about it. But I’m going to assume it’s true. Because I prefer to think things are true when I’m told they are. 🙂

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  1. I think that’s gonna give me nightmares…

    There where people watching, it was the performance, not even the rehearsal? But that would be weird, I’d guess she’d rehearse before performing…

  2. I just really can’t imagine this is “real” … for so many reasons. But still, if it was it’s pretty funny in a scary sort of way.