in David’s words…
A stay in Copenhagen usually means a concert in the Tivoli Gardens concert hall, always a lively experience.
The exceedingly civilized and tasteful amusement park sits right in the middle of Copenhagen, and the walk from the park’s gate to hall involves passing little orchestras playing in band shells, and screaming people on roller coasters.
After the concert, several hundred people stayed to hear the festival director interview us on stage. I could not help think what the reaction would be if a Danish quartet held a post concert talk in New York in Danish.
The people asked great questions: “why is your tempo for the slow movement so different than your recording?” and a young Danish quartet called the Nordica Quartet greeted us outside.
Later, we were hosted for dinner at the home of friend and fan Per Magid and his wife. The Japanese Ambassador and his wife, who had followed us to Langeland as well, showed up again, to our delight.