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06 Apr 2006

The maestro and his demons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/04/06/bmdan06.xml

barenboim_small.jpgOn the eve of delivering his first Reith Lecture, in an exclusive interview, Daniel Barenboim tells Jan Moir how music makes sense of the world
[Daily Telegraph, 6 April 2006]

Walking at a fast clip along the corridors of an empty opera house is a small man with tiny hands, but an unmistakeably powerful presence. I note that his entourage treads carefully around him, as watchful as cats. No wonder, for the mood swings can be volcanic. However, today has been a good day. Only one screaming fit.

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