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    Sweet.....
    "To be a musician is a curse. To NOT be one is even worse." Jack Daney

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    Oh, I thought it's another Tristan und Isolde Munich podium death.
    May he rest in peace.

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    Wow. What can you say? He did go the way he wanted to; I just hope he was doing the piece a lot more justice than Stokowski did. It must be kind of a big downer, though...little boys and girls in the audience.

    Thanks for the depressing news, Van.

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    Here's probably a better/funnier/more accurate report. The widow is a violinist in the orchestra her late husband was conducting. She reported, "He fell onto his nose."

    And...he died later in hospital, not on the podium.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cult...rformance.html

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    Jesus....how many have gone out this way now?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    What better way to go than having Bach's music throbbing through your head and soul as you depart this earthly realm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poconoron View Post
    What better way to go than having Bach's music throbbing through your head and soul as you depart this earthly realm!
    Mahler's music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    Jesus....how many have gone out this way now?!

    Conductors, unless otherwise noted...

    Felix Mottl, 1911.
    Eduard van Beinum, 1959
    Leonard Warren (singer), 1960
    Joseph Keilberth, 1968
    Carl Barnett, 1974
    Tatiana Nikolayeva (pianist--cerebral hemorrhage, died nine days later), 1993
    Richard Versalle (singer),1996
    James Tuozzolo (trumpet), 2000
    Giuseppe Sinopoli, 2001

    Bonus unrelateds:

    Though not associated with classical music at the time of passing, our own Sid James during a play, 1976.

    An odd request by a pianist...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...rformance.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Tchaikowsky

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