Performance Today

with host Fred Child

How not to get a job

Before Irish flutist James Galway became an international star as a soloist, he held one of the most prestigious orchestral chairs in Europe. He was solo flutist with the Berlin Philharmonic. But it almost didn't happen. Galway won the position, but didn't like the way the audition was handled, so he initially turned it down. Today, we'll hear James Galway in two movements from a Mozart flute concerto, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.