While reading Bryan Proksch’s study of Haydn’s reception over the past two hundred years, I remembered a conversation I once had with a colleague about Classical music’s position in today’s world. The matter that sparked the discussion was what we might call the “Pires-Chailly” incident, the now somewhat famous performance at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in which the pianist Maria Joao Pires, who had prepared the wrong Mozart concerto (K.467), heroically recalled the scheduled work (K. 466) on the spot, much to the delight and astonishment of conductor Riccardo Chailly.
"Bryan Proksch, Reviving Haydn: New Appreciations in the Twentieth Century. Eastman Studies in Music. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-58-046512-0.,"
HAYDN: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: https://remix.berklee.edu/haydn-journal/vol6/iss1/4