06 Apr 2006
The maestro and his demons
On 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.