I wonder if this has ever happened to a classical musician in the United States, at any time. This video is even edited, so the celebration apparently went on even longer. The event captured therein is reportedly Böhm’s last concert in Japan.
I suppose the ovation after Esa-Pekka Salonen’s last concert as music director of the L.A. Philharmonic was similar, though not quite in the same tone.
This is great. How many 85 year old people in any discipline would receive this ovation? Actually an ovation like this at ANY age is rare.