Several years ago, Mr. Kalichstein hired a young music student who kept reaching across the score to turn pages from the bottom right corner, in the process obscuring several measures of the concerto. "Take it from the top!" the frustrated Mr. Kalichstein finally hissed; reflexively, the page turner flipped the score back to the beginning. "Since then I've been very careful how I phrase things," said Mr. Kalichstein ruefully.
I don't know if the following video is a joke or not, but it celebrates the spiritual gift of the [sniff] page turner:
Here's a scene from Denis Dercourt's 2006 film The Page Turner:
Of course, with one of these, you'll never need another (human) page turner again...
Previously on the Collaborative Piano Blog: