Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud (18 min.)
Daniel Barenboim celebrated his 50th anniversary as conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker with a repeat performance of his debut programme, which included works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann. To mark the occasion, the orchestra named the musician its first honorary conductor. In this interview, Barenboim talks to principal flute Emmanuel Pahud about his artistic relationship with the Philharmoniker which began in the 1950s, when the 11-year-old pianist played for the then chief conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. Barenboim talks about the profound influence the sound and phrasing of the Philharmoniker have had on him, as well as about his musical and philosophical convictions.