The audience didn't seem to care much for the way the Staatskapelle Dresden played the opening number of their weekend concert, Busoni's Nocturne symphonique, granting it only tepid applause.
Neither it seems did conductor Christian Thielemann, who turned round and addressed them.
"You need to get exactly the right mood for this piece. It is one of the greatest works, so we will allow ourselves to simply play it again".
And so they did. This time round, reports Musik in Dresden, a more forceful approach created the right sort of nocturnal mood for the 8 minute starter. Followed by enthusiastic applause.