MILAN — Outstanding pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has canceled a piano recital on the Opera de Monte-Carlo because of the results of a serious neurological condition, the opera home introduced on Wednesday.
Barenboim expressed his remorse in a message to the viewers, saying that “regardless of my greatest efforts, I’ve not but constructed up the muscular power to carry out piano recital packages.”
Barenboim was recognized final 12 months with the situation, which pressured him step down in January as music director on the Berlin State Opera after three many years.
The 80-year-old musician has returned to conducting, and he famous that his well being “has improved enormously over the previous weeks.” He performed three concert events at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and two with the Berlin State Opera final month.
He stated he was saddened to cancel however added that along with his “well being enhancing, I’m very a lot set upon returning to the Opera de Monte-Carlo on the primary attainable event, be it as a pianist or a conductor.”
The opera home’s director, Cecilia Bartoli, stated the live performance on Friday had been deliberate as a homage to Barenboim’s eightieth birthday final Nov. 15. Violinist Maxim Vengerov will step in, enjoying music by Beethoven, Franck and Tchaikovsky with pianist Roustem Saitkoulov.