The maestro and his demons

barenboim_small.jpgOn the eve of delivering his first Reith Lecture, in an exclusive interview, Daniel Barenboim tells Jan Moir how music makes sense of the world
[Daily Telegraph, 6 April 2006]
Walking at a fast clip along the corridors of an empty opera house is a small man with tiny hands, but an unmistakeably powerful presence. I note that his entourage treads carefully around him, as watchful as cats. No wonder, for the mood swings can be volcanic. However, today has been a good day. Only one screaming fit.