Skrowaczewski at 90: He's conducting 'homecoming' concerts — and being treated to 'Stanislove'

February 8, 2014 2:26 PM

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Asked last week how he feels some four months after his 90th birthday, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski wasted no words. “My health is poor,” he said, “but my spirit is very high.”

Indeed, the Minnesota Orchestra’s conductor laureate can legitimately register a few health complaints. He suffered heart damage and atrial fibrillation in 2008, prompting the use of a pacemaker, and he has been plagued with eye trouble since the 1960s. His spirit, however, has been energized in rec...

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