After a series of high-profile cancellations in recent weeks, Lorin Maazel has withdrawn from a series of four concerts with the Berlin Phil in the first week of June. The old warrior, 83, will have been out of action for more than two months, probably his longest rest in 70 years. There has been no disclosure of the cause of his withdrawal. We wish him a fast and full recovery.
Semyon Bychkov, a music director candidate, takes over his Berlin dates.