Broken-leg conductor cancels Vienna 90th birthday concerts

We regret to report that Georges Pretre, the unassuming French conductor who turned 90 last month, has been forced to cancel his October dates with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony orchestras. Georges broke a femur in June and, though out of hospital, he is undergoing a further period of therapy to the end of the year before he can take up the baton again.

He is supposed to be conducting at La Scala in March 2015.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

georges pretre

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  • He should recover well. He’s a karate black belt, if my memory serves me right, and has the speaking voice of a man half his age. Basically, he’s in great shape.

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