Daniel Barenboim says: I’m on the mend

Daniel Barenboim says: I’m on the mend


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2023

In an impromptu speech at an concert of the Berlin Staatskapelle Academy orchestra, Barenboim said that,while he had been ill for the past year, he was now much better. He proceeded to conduct the orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Mozart’s Jupiter symphony.

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Photo: Peter Adamik/Staaskapelle


  • David D says:

    Well, I don’t know what comment to make, but I’m glad of course that Daniel Baremboim is now on the mend, and back to doing what he enjoys – conducting. I also hope that he will come back to taking puano masterclasses.

  • Max Raimi says:

    I devoutly hope so; he looks so frail! I cherish so many memories of him here in Chicago.

  • Gerard O'Donnell says:

    I saw Daniel Barenboim in1978 in Edinburgh at the IF. He was playing Schubert impromptus and other pieces. I was 12 years old and begining my interest of Classical music. I hope he is feeling better and continues to entertain the public

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Old age has nothing going for it apart from a deeper understanding of great art. Yes, but it’s a considerable compensation!!

  • Mark says:

    Shouldn’t it be ‘a’ concert of the Berlin Staatskapelle?