So foul and fair a day I have not seen
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
STRAVINSKY Symphony in C
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Evgeny Kissin, piano
10-12:30 1:30-3:30 rehearsals
11:15 Via Crucis (Good Friday Service)
With a mixture of horror and revulsion I only lately realized the Saturday rehearsal long in my schedule was no typographical error as I had secretly hoped, but a plan, cunning in conception, cruel in execution, hatched by minds more apt to evil than to scheduling. In short, I despise Saturday rehearsals. 12-2:30 insures the ruination of a perfectly good afternoon and suppertime. If warfare signals the failure of diplomats, Saturday rehearsals signal the failure of schedulers.
In fact, I’m so disappointed at having to show up on a Saturday that is all I’m inclined to write about. I could mention Dutoit’s hard to follow antics or Kissin’s piano playing, but I won’t.