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The musician Daniel Barenboim retires due to a serious “neurological” disease’-NIUS


  • On January 1, he conducted the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic


  • The Spanish-Argentinean and Israeli musician has suspended several concerts this year


  • The pianist Jonathan Fournel brings together more than a thousand people in the Mosque-Cathedral

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (who also has Spanish nationality) announced this Tuesday that he suffers from a “severe neurological disease and that it will withdraw from part of its activities in the coming months. “It is with a combination of pride and sadness that I announce that I am stepping away from some of my acting activities, especially directing, for the next several months,” he said in a statement posted on his social media.

“My health has deteriorated in recent months and I have been diagnosed with a serious neurological disease,” Barenboim, 79, announced. “Now I must concentrate on my physical well-being as much as possible,” he added.

The musician Argentine, nationalized Spanish, Israeli and Palestinian, He considered it a “combination of pride and sadness” to announce that he will have to take “a step back” in some of his stage activities for the coming months.

The statement has been disseminated by himself on social networks in several languages.

Several concerts suspended

“The music was and it continues to be an essential and permanent part of my life. I have lived in and through music all my life and will continue to do so as long as my health allows. When I look back and forward, I am not only satisfied, but deeply fulfilled,” concluded Barenboim.

Already this year, the musician suspended other commitments for health reasons in the months of February and April. Barenboin is the music director of the Berlin State Opera and his orchestra, the Staatskapellefor thirty years and his contract ends in 2027.

at the beginning of the year, conducted the famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic. “Music has always been and continues to be an essential and enduring part of my life,” he said in his statement. “I have lived my entire life in and through music, and will continue to do so as long as my health allows.”

Barenboim was born in Argentina in 1942, where he made his international debut as a pianist at the age of ten. He later trained and became an outstanding conductor. He has also created a foundation and an orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan, to promote cooperation between young musicians from Israel and Arab countries.

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