Q. Does this happen often, that individual orchestra members will write to a conductor?
A. No, no, this is very rare. It was really an expression of love.
Unfortunately, not long after, at a certain point in the first season I had a problem with arrhythmia of my heart. I fell at the podium, and I had to miss a few weeks. But I’m well now; this was an arrhythmia problem — not a problem of musical rhythm!
Q. From the reports I’ve seen, you’re now feeling strong.