Midweek Madness returns to annoy the cybersphere once more. This time, I thought I would offer you a cheeky encore at a Vienna Philharmonic concert the other day at Carnegie Hall. Call it Midweek Madcap.
The best thing about this bit of fun is that those celebrated Viennese musicians, so loathe to let a woman into their ranks, had to put up with a woman on the podium, if only for comic relief.
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Tim Smith is the fine arts critic for The Baltimore Sun, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and he's a longtime contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.