VIDEO: Haydn killed by Swedish mobile phone
Published: 26 Oct 2013 16:37 GMT+02:00
See how German concert pianist Christian Zacharias reacts when a mobile phone starts ringing in the middle of a recent performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto in Gothenburg in western Sweden.
"Don't answer; let it ring," the acclaimed pianist cried out.
The concert was held in the Gothenburg Concert Hall on October 23rd, 2013. The following day, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra published a clip of the scene on YouTube. In addition to footage from inside the concert hall, the video also includes comments from Zacharias on what it's like to have a concert interrupted.
Watch the embarrassing scene below. But don't forget to shut off your mobile phone first.
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