Breaking: Zubin’s in hospital

Breaking: Zubin’s in hospital


norman lebrecht

February 14, 2021

The veteran Zubin Mehta, 84, was taken to hospital in Milan from La Scala after feeling uncomfortable during Salome rehearsals.

He will remain under observation until Monday.

Zubin has survived kidney cancer. He’s not giving up.



  • Robert Roy says:

    Extremely poor taste!

  • Rafael Enrique Irizarry says:

    Shame on you!

  • Khushroo Suntook says:

    His indomitable spirit will prevail

  • Uzi Shalev says:

    I wish you best of Health, Maestro, and fast return to the podium.
    Praying for your recovery.

  • K Suntook chairman symphony orchestra of India SOI says:

    All of us in Mumbai, especially at the NCPA wish him a speedy recovery

  • Dvorah says:

    Love and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery to the outstanding conductor and magnificent human being, Zubin Mehta, with immense appreciation from Israel.

  • Maurice Whitaker says:

    Shameful comment.

  • John Rees says:

    What a shallow, narrow and demential thing to say. You need help!

  • Lior Shambadal says:

    Hope he will recover soon ! Music is the best medicine

    • arik says:

      Well said!

    • Mara Kashper says:

      Hi Lior,
      SO nice to find your name among the well wishers. Indeed music is the best medicine. Hope our beloved Zubin Mehta will have a complete recovery soon. Would love to reconnect. How can I send you our info?
      Mara Kashper

  • Rafael Enrique Irizarry says:

    Thank you, Mr. Lebrecht, for removing the offensive (idiotic?) content initially posted under this notice. We wish Maestro Mehta the very best!

  • Zvi says:

    Mehta’s Salome with the IPO some 20 years ago was overwhelming. Wish him full and speedy recovery. Such a dear man!

  • Ms.Melody says:

    Best wishes and prayers for Maestro ‘s speedy recovery.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    It is good that he has taken the initiative after feeling unwell. We need to listen to our own brains as we know when something isn’t right with our bodies. I said this recently to an Emergency doctor after my own admission and he replied, “yes, but your brain often gets it wrong!”

    Go figure.

  • Refuah Shleima Maestro! Keep well and safe!

  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    RE: “The veteran Zubin Mehta, 84, was taken to hospital in Milan from La Scala after feeling uncomfortable during Salome rehearsals.”

    I always feel uncomfortable during Salome rehearsals. Doesn’t everyone?

  • Roscoe says:

    I have always had an admiration for him and the talent he possessed and his true passion in communication of the music he conducted. I send my positive thoughts and energy to his healing in good health.

  • Stay with us, Zubin. You are a precious part of many lives.