I bought two tickets for the recital of Murray Perahia on the 30th, May (so on the comming Friday) in Stuttgart - already in January.... and have been really really looking forward to hear him live.
And today I checked the homepage of the company which organizes the recital, in order to check up the programm, which was never announced so far.
But he cancelled the recital because he is sick!!!!
Oh my God, why must it be so??? I like him very much but I've never experience his performance live, and this is the recital he must gave us after his long long absense in the concert venue... And - this is the most important - the first concert in Stuttgart that I reserved for myself and was saving for the train tickets (40 Euro for me and my husband) and concert tickets at full price....!!!!! (I'm a student, so I usually buy a cheap student ticket directly before concerts. But this time I didn't want to miss the opportunity because of the sold-out and I bought expensive tickets...
And you know what? Instead of him Elisabeth Leonskaja will play. What the heck... She is the pianist who gave in the hall of my university the most terrible recital I've ever experience in my life. She played Brahms Op.118 and suffered from memory problem. Thus she changed the rest programm from the Ligeti etudes and Bartok, which I was eager to hear, to her routine pieces of Chopin. And she will play Chopin again, nearly the same pieces: Scherzos and Nocturns. God, is it really my fate