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I’m sure the atmosphere at Tanglewood and the space there and nature – I think it absolutely fits Wagner‘s music.
All composers who came after were influenced by Beethoven, even during his lifetime, both by his personality and by his music. He was a father figure for generations.
When I was younger, I wanted very much to play football.
I think ‘Rheingold’ has symbolic meaning of what happens in the world when you’re running after the Rhine gold, after the gold. It doesn’t end very well. It’s kind of a reminder of the values of life, and I think ‘The Ring,’ in a way, is kind of a prediction of Wagner of what would happen in the world.
Conducting is about communication. You don’t play any notes, but you communicate with the musicians.
I’m very proud of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
You could almost write an opera about the selection of music directors for orchestras. The intrigues are really interesting, and then, at the end, the results are completely unexpected.
It’s so important which musicians we choose for being in the orchestra.
Birmingham did a truly remarkable thing in building Symphony Hall, which is the finest concert hall in the U.K. and one of the best in the world. The city has supported music without putting on the brakes.
You don’t have to make a grand, exaggerated sound to sing opera.
Every week we have a concert, what we are performing is my favorite music in the world.
The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn’t express yourself freely; you couldn’t admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.
I believe we have a physical body and a soul. It doesn’t matter what religion you are, whether or not you believe in God. I think people believe that there is a soul and a body.