Daniel Barenboim has canceled a piano recital at the Opera de Monte-Carlo due to the effects of a serious neurological condition, the opera house announced on Wednesday. He expressed his regret in a message, saying that “despite my best efforts, I have not yet built up the muscular strength to perform piano recital programs.”

Other recitals of the now canceled tour were foreseen in Zürich, Basel, Martigny, Genève as well as at the Philharmonie in Berlin.

The 80-year-old musician had returned to conducting, and he noted that his health “has improved greatly over the past weeks.” He conducted three concerts at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and two with the Berlin State Opera last month.

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