"Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche, sondern die Bewahrung und das Weiterreichen des Feuers" - Gustav Mahler
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Barenboim Birthday Beethoven
Happy Birthday, Daniel Barenboim 70 today! To celebrate I could cheat and post a slew of youtube clips without personal commentary, but instead, a link to a performance that meant a great deal to him, personally. HERE again is a chance to watch him conduct the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven Symphony No 9 at the BBC Proms last year. Anyone can play, anyone can conduct but what Barenboim has done with his life and for others, that's unique.