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Today in WMH: Anatomy of a Train Wreck

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2/5 Today in Weird Music History: 1958  A Disastrous Premiere.  The premiere of Michael Tippett’s Symphony No. 2 falls apart during a live BBC broadcast.  Conductor Sir Adrian Boult accepts responsibility at first, but another conductor, John Barbirolli publicly blames the concertmaster, Paul Beard for the collapse. Beard’s last minute bowing and articulation changes would haunt him for the rest of his career, although it is now believed that the real culprit was the first flute player who was lost and entered one measure too early, thus derailing the rest of the orchestra.

For more see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._2_%28Tippett%29

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