There is a printed program exhibited in a display case at Westminster Choir College. The soloist is Jascha Heifetz, the location Princeton University. Although the rep is clearly written for violin/piano, there is no pianist listed.I can't count the number of times that my name has been omitted from a program over the years. I generally show slightly less patience each time that it happens, which thankfully is happening less and less these days. Maybe one of these days I should start omitting the names of singers and instrumentalists who play on the many videos posted here. For budgetary reasons, in these challenging economic times.
Just a little while ago, a famous singer did a recital at Carnegie Hall. Also a program with piano. She was VERY famous, and performed VERY well. But no pianist was listed. I wrote to the reviewer in protest.
In January, I was hired to play for a choral festival. Every high school music teacher in the area was included in the program, but I was not. The reason? They called me at the last minute, and the program was already at the printers.
The old prevailing attitude toward collaborative pianists may be less prevalent than it was years ago, but I don't think it's going to go away anytime soon.
Pianists: have you ever had your name omitted from a program? Tell us about it in the comments.