Herbert Blomstedt is in Berlin for concerts tonight and tomorrow with Staatskapelle Berlin, but following a recent fall in the city remains in hospital for observation if “feeling better”.

The concerts are now conducted by Christian Thielemann at very short notice: ‘Prelude & Liebestod’ from Tristan (replacing Mozart 34) and Bruckner 7.

On behalf of myself and Column readers, I send Maestro Blomstedt every best wish for a full recovery.

Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall – Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bruckner Seven & Maria João Pires plays Mozart K488/Piano Concerto 23.