Thursday, April 26, 2012
"Once you start playing a piece, there is a connection between every note. You cannot say, 'I will not concentrate on this note.' You cannot ignore things the way you do in the rest of your life. And being in an orchestra teaches you that you cannot be in the centre all the time, that sometimes you are not the soloist but have to become part of a bigger collective spirit."
Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform one of his largest projects this year: the complete symphonies of Beethoven at the Proms (Henry Wood Promenade Concerts) presented by the BBC.