Daniel Barenboim

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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:37]
Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflictMore Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:25]
Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:34]
Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way, as if it had a colour. This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound. I don't believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:41]
The tempo is the suitcase. If the suitcase is too small, everything is completely wrinkled. If the tempo is too fast, everything becomes so scrambled you can't understand it.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:49]
There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:57]
Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:07]
US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.More Daniel Barenboim [10/10/2011 02:10:16]
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love conducting. What I'm tired of is music administration. I don't want that. I just want to make music.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't expect someone born into a family with no music... to understand when I'm conducting the Schoenberg Variations.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every great work of art has two faces, one towards its own time and one towards future, towards eternity.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Steinway piano is such an incomparable instrument. Due to its virtues, I am able to express all my musical feelings.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When playing music, it is possible to achieve a unique sense of peace.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Today, conducting is a question of ego: a lot of people believe they are actually playing the music.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Music means different things to different people and sometimes even different things to the same person at different moments of his life.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To have real knowledge, one must understand the essence of things and not only their manifestations.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An hour of violin lessons in Berlin is an hour where you get the child interested in music. An hour in a violin lesson in Palestine is an hour away from violence, is an hour away from fundamentalism.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hope that my new status will be an example of Israeli-Palestinian co-existence, I believe that the destinies of the Israeli people and the Palestinian people are inextricably linked.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I always maintain that playing in an orchestra intelligently is the best school for democracy. If you play a solo, the conductor and everybody in the orchestra follows you. Then, a few bars later, the main voice goes to another instrument, another group, and then you have to go back into the collective [sound]. The art of playing in an orchestra is being able to express yourself to the maximum but always in relation to something else that is going on.More Daniel Barenboim [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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