Spotting an error in Tchaikovsky's piano concerto
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Stephen Hough: 10 facts about the great pianist
5. Spotting an error in Tchaikovsky's piano concerto
Hough uncovered a mistake in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, 138 years after the work was finished. After looking at the manuscript online in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek, Hough noticed a 'wrong note' F had been changed to a B flat in blue pencil. Before seeing the manuscript, he had cited a number of reasons for wanting to change the note in the score.