Conductor suffers ‘dizzy spell’ in concertmain
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was obliged to sit down during the third movement of Friday night’s performance of Respighi’s Pines of Rome in Washington, D. C.
The Spanish conductor, 80, was seen to clutch the rail of his podium for support. A violinist rusged out to fetch a chair and he finished beating the performance from a seated position. Spanish media have been informed that he suffered a dizzy spell during an overlong programme.