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Pianist Cyprien Katsaris Recovering After Mid-Concert Health Scare

Above: Cyprien Katsaris performs Franz Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, "Pastoral." Concert pianist Cyprien Katsaris is recovering in a hospital in Berlin after suffering an unspecified attack while performing a concert Tuesday evening in the German capital, according to Norman Lebrecht's blog, Slipped Disc. The French-Cypriot Katsaris was playing his own arrangement of a Liszt Piano Concerto when he stopped playing, said he had lost sensation in his left arm, and asked if a doctor were present. In an update on Katsaris' condition, Lebrecht wrote, "Fears that he suffered a stroke or heart attack may be exaggerated." Read more:

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