RIP, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Guest conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Verdi's Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s “Requiem”  in 2002. (AP Photo/Michael Manning)

A few days after announcing that he was too ill to continue conducting, the great Spanish conductor succumbed to cancer, age 80.

Adam Bernstein’s obituary for the Washington Post is here.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.
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