Barenboim has undergone surgery on his back

Barenboim has undergone surgery on his back


norman lebrecht

February 15, 2022

Berlin’s Pierre Boulez-saal has let it be known that Daniel Barenbom underwent bck surgery on February 6.

He is recovering well at home and hopes to resume his engagements early in March.


  • Tony says:

    That’s fast healing, and it’s rather concerning if true that he is to beack on the platform in March. DB, a fan of Furtwangler, would do well to learn from the Maestro’s example that the desire for a quick cure to ones ailments does not always end well. Better to recover well in time, than rush it – even if only for the sake of long term personal health rather than any musical commitments.

    • Raymond Ali says:

      Daniel will listen to the best medical advice and make his own decision. We wish him well.

    • Karl says:

      Mariusz Kwiecień had to end his opera career after unsuccessful back surgery. They fail at a very high rate. It’s not something to rush into.

    • Liam Allan-Dalgleish says:

      It depends on semantics. People refer to all procedures as an “operation.” But having undergone back procedures, there is a massive difference ranging from getting up from the table and going back to work immediately to long-term rehabilitation. Without knowing precisely what was done, it is truly impossible that say.

  • Piano Lover says:

    So soon???
    I thought it wizer to wait 2 or 3 months before standing up again!!

  • Frank Flambeau says:

    Best wishes, Maestro. Recover quickly.

  • Pam Flower says:

    A superlative pianist (no one but no one plays the ‘Moonlight’ like him. No fiddly-widdles – look at me
    I can play the piano!!) just pure powerful lyricism!) A great conductor and a wonderful showman) Your fans all wish you a good recovery.

    • music lover says:

      No one plays The Moonlight like him?…..Errrr ,dunno…..I´ve heard quite alot……Just some of those still active today…..Hewitt,Schiff,Andsnes,Jonathan Biss,Levit….especially also in the 3rd mvt,where abit more than powerful lyricism is required

  • Una says:

    Danny will have had the best medical advice and treatment, and so great we’ll have him back asap when the time is right.

  • Piano Lover says:

    He will be back on 6TH march conducting Schubert Unfinished symp and Beethoven ‘Eroïca’ to raise funds for Ukraine.