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Latest health bulletin on Kurt Masur

Two sources in his entourage tell us that the 84 year-old conductor spent a fairly comfortable night and day in a Paris hospital, after falling off the podium during a performance of Tchaikovsky’s sixtth symphony.

It has been established that no bones were broken and there appears to be no other damage. Kurt Masur is said to be in excellent spirits. He expects to leave hospital tonight.

Le Figaro has quickly published a pull-together piece on accidents in concerts.

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  1. Good news indeed! One of the greatest maestros of our time and one who always remained a mensch.

  2. Rosana Martins says:

    What a terrible thing to happen! Kurt Masur is very much loved in Brazil and we are praying for his recovery. He is a lion!

  3. Leen Roetman says:
    at 1:36:45 Kurt Masur falls, the orchestra stops, Fr3 continues with a disc.

  4. Wishing a speedy recovery.

  5. Dr. Marc Villeger says:

    Wishing him a prompt recovery: Masur has been one of the few conductors to feature the music by Alfred Schnittke in his programs.

  6. Thank you for the update, Norman. I am thrilled to hear he is doing better.

  7. Peter Freeman says:

    A great conductor indeed, and a charming man when approached backstage by a stranger to sign his CD! Hope he is back to normal by next season.

  8. Monika Bialas says:

    Junge, Junge, sicherlich hat Ihnen irgendeiner “Hals- und Beinbruch gewuenscht, als Sie nach Paris fuhren, aber das haetten Sie nicht woertlich nehmen muessen. Also, raus aus dem Bett und weiter dirigieren,
    Alles Gute.

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