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Conductors - Sidelined and Recovering

While we're awaiting further word on the condition of Riccardo Muti, once again sidelined in Chicago, word comes that Vladimir Jurowski has canceled his week with the Cleveland Orchestra. Jurowski was to have led the ensemble Feb. 11, 12 and 13 in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony - the piece he led here a couple of seasons ago that convinced so many listeners that a special partnership had been forged - but called in sick.

Conductors - Sidelined and Recovering

While we're awaiting further word on the condition of Riccardo Muti, once again sidelined in Chicago, word comes that Vladimir Jurowski has canceled his week with the Cleveland Orchestra. Jurowski was to have led the ensemble Feb. 11, 12 and 13 in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony - the piece he led here a couple of seasons ago that convinced so many listeners that a special partnership had been forged - but called in sick.

Which leaves us concerned about his Feb. 18, 19 and 20 dates with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

But not to worry, we're told by a Jurowski rep. The conductor was ill with the flu in London, but will have had two weeks' rest at home before his Philadelphia dates. The program promises to be a thriller: Wagner's Prelude to Parsifal, Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 and the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Lisa Batiashvili.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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