Barenboim cancels piano live performance in Monaco, citing well being


MILAN — Prominent pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has canceled a piano recital on the Opera de Monte-Carlo because of the results of a critical neurological situation, the opera home introduced on Wednesday.

Barenboim expressed his remorse in a message to the viewers, saying that “despite my best efforts, I have not yet built up the muscular strength to perform piano recital programs.”

Barenboim was recognized final 12 months with the situation, which compelled him step down in January as music director on the Berlin State Opera after three a long time.

The 80-year-old musician has returned to conducting, showing in Milan, Berlin and Vienna since mid-February, and he famous that his well being “has improved greatly over the past weeks.”

During the Berlin live shows, he accompanied soprano Cecilia Bartoli on the piano, and in Vienna carried out a piano duet with Martha Argerich, whom he has identified since childhood.

He stated he was saddened to cancel the upcoming recital, however added that together with his “health improving, I am very much set upon returning to the Opera de Monte-Carlo on the first possible occasion, be it as a pianist or a conductor.”

Bartoli, who’s the Monte Carlo opera’s director, stated the efficiency on Friday had been deliberate as a homage to Barenboim’s eightieth birthday final Nov. 15. Violinist Maxim Vengerov will step in, taking part in music by Beethoven, Franck and Tchaikovsky with pianist Roustem Saitkoulov.

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