Andrei Gavrilov refused to play the Rachmaninov D minor in Moscow last night. The audience was told that he was not feeling well. Gavrilov posted something else on his Facebook page:
They didn’t play the Rachmaninoff. They played the notes that did not even reminded me of Rachmaninoff. It was playing at the level of sick chickens, incubator imitating nightingales.
In the end Alexander Ghindin took over for him, because, he was in the audience, and… why not?
More melodrama and a response from the orchestra at the link.