Justus Frantz: I nearly died

The conductor, 74, has been in hospital for three weeks with severe blood poisoning.

‘I nearly died,’ he tells Stern.

We wish him a full recovery.

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  • I was at the 1984 concert in which Frantz played the Schumann with LB. He replaced András Schiff at the last minute. It would have been a much better performance but Lenny conducted superbly. I still remember the celli sound in the second movement.

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