Friday, April 07, 2006

Reith Lectures 2006

Having just listened to Daniel Barenboim give the first of this year's Reith Lectures I'm rather stuck for words. Or at least, I don't have anything to say that approaches the intuitive elegance of the Maestro.
How does he manage to express himself so forcefully and express such abstruse ideas so equivocally in a foreign language?
I'll be intrigued to hear what the world at large makes of his speech and of his equally compelling responses to the pre-ordained, mostly self-referential questions. While I’m still wondering how such a being found his way into the 21st century – he seems to be perfectly at ease.
Don't miss it!

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