‘More violas!’ demands Sergiu Celibidache

August 30, 2016

It’s enough to strike fear in the heart of any self-respecting orchestral violist. Romanian maestro Sergiu Celibidache yells ‘Viola!’ at the top of his voice during a rehearsal of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony in the hope that the section will respond. Judging from his expression, the end result is not what he had desired.

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