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#67841 Daniel Barenboim

Anti-Semitism has no historical, political and certainly no philosophical origins. Anti-Semitism is a disease. .

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#67842 Daniel Barenboim

Music means different things to different people and sometimes even different things to the same person at different moments of his life. .

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#67843 Daniel Barenboim

To have real knowledge, one must understand the essence of things and not only their manifestations. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about knowledge
#67844 Daniel Barenboim

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead. .

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#67845 Daniel Barenboim

What the world is saying to us human beings is, 'Don't stick to the old ways, learn to think anew.' And that's what musicians do every day. .

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#67846 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67847 Daniel Barenboim

When playing music, it is possible to achieve a unique sense of peace. .

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#67848 Daniel Barenboim

Beethoven's music tends to move from chaos to order, as if order were an imperative of human existence. .

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#67850 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about silence
#67851 Daniel Barenboim

It's funny, because in 1970 I met the Beatles quite by a chance at a party. It was the Beethoven bicentenary, and I was then also playing the Beethoven Sonatas. And that's all they wanted to hear about - I wanted to talk about them, and all they wanted to talk about was Beethoven. .

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#67852 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67853 Daniel Barenboim

I maintain music is not here to make us forget about life. It's also here to teach us about life: the fact that everything starts and ends, the fact that every sound is in danger of disappearing, the fact that everything is connected - the fact that we live and we die. .

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#67854 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67855 Daniel Barenboim

Beethoven was a deeply political man in the broadest sense of the word. He was not interested in daily politics, but concerned with questions of moral behaviour and the larger questions of right and wrong affecting the entire society. .

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#67856 Daniel Barenboim

For many people, music is here to let them forget the daily chores of life. .

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#67857 Daniel Barenboim

I love conducting. What I'm tired of is music administration. I don't want that. I just want to make music. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about love
#67858 Daniel Barenboim

In the beginning, there was silence. And out of the silence came the sound. The sound is not here. .

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#67859 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about believe
#67860 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67861 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67862 Daniel Barenboim

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. .

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#67863 Daniel Barenboim

You can't expect someone born into a family with no music... to understand when I'm conducting the Schoenberg Variations. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about music
#67864 Daniel Barenboim

I have music in my brain all the time, all sorts. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about time
#67865 Daniel Barenboim

I liked very much when we lived in Hampstead. We would go for walks on the Heath. I liked it better than living in the centre of town. .

Daniel Barenboim Quotes about living
#197155 Zubin Mehta

New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, youre going to the center of the world, the lions den. .

Zubin Mehta Quotes about world
#202550 Georg Solti

During the first six years of my life, Hungary was one of the most important components of the Habsburg dynastys vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, but after World War I it became an independent national entity. .

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#202593 John Philip Sousa

I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him. .

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#203806 Arturo Toscanini

Cant you read? The score demands con amore, and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men! .

Arturo Toscanini Quotes about men
#599376 Arturo Toscanini

Cant you read? The score demands con amore, and what are you doing? You are playing it like married men! .

Arturo Toscanini Quotes about men
#599377 Arturo Toscanini

God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way. .

Arturo Toscanini Quotes about god
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