….. was the title of the chamber music recital in the historic amphitheatre of the Charité Department of Dermatology. On Sunday evening, Department of Neurology chairman Professor Matthias Endres, an amateur pianist himself, had invited congress participants to join Potsdam born Daniela Braun and Professor Klaus V. Toyka, Würzburg, Violins, with Frank Lubnow, Piano, to a recital. Some 250 neurologists and music lovers joined the event listening to music from Antonio Vivaldi, Igor Stravinsky (then living in Venice), the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, and the Latin-American composer Astor Piazzolla.
“Let us have a similar event next year in Copenhagen” EAN President Professor Günter Deuschl and Vice-President Professor Franz Fazekas exclaimed after enthusiastic applause. Indeed, music performed by mixed groups of medically trained amateur musicians and professionals has a long tradition in many European countries including Berlin.
Professor Klaus V. Toyka worked at both the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA and the University Hosptial, Clinic of Neurology, Würzburg, Germany