Dresden disaster: Maestro, 84, is ruled out minutes before concert
January 24, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Tonight’s concert of the Dresden Philharmonic was cancelled at half an hour’s notice, with all the musicians backstage and the audience taking its seats.
It appears that the conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky fell and suffered an injury on the snowy pavements on his way to the hall. No replacement was on standby.
Players, who have informed us of the accident, are particularly distressed, since it occurred at the end of a week of exceptional music making with the venerable Russian conductor.
We wish Gennady a speedy recovery
HEALTH UPDATE here.
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