Stress and exhaustion is a very dangerous combination. Even conductors are stressed.
Riccardo Muti was supposed to have conducted the opening season in Chicago but canceled and went to Italy to meet with his doctors. He has now been ordered complete rest for a month.
He will be resting in Ravenna.
" I very much appreciate the outpouring of well wishes and support from the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra family and residents of my new musical home, Chicago and I look forward to my return"
Muti is not alone to exhaustion and stress.
One of Classicalifys favorite maestros Claudio Abbado was in hospital in Berlin in May due to stress. But has now recovered after a long restful summer. He was in good form in Lucerne as you can read from our reports from the summer festival.
Janine Jansen the famous violin soloist was ordered complete rest due to exhaustion.
And according to her website nothing is canceled in the coming months.
Stress is not good for music.