” My worst and best qualities are rashness: the good part of it is due to youth, which is, of course, why I’m not a great conductor. “


” If you think the music business is the be-all and end-all of life, you’re in big trouble. “


” As an older dad you can certainly get down on the floor. The problem is can you get up again? “


” Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young. “


” I think we will find more and more ways in which technology invades our artistic spaces, so music is something you will need more than ever because it is there in time and in space and for that moment only. “


” As a nation, we English tend to be self-deprecating, looking down on ourselves. We’re insular but also flexible, whereas in Germany, it’s a case of besser wissen – we know better. That’s very Deutsch. People are never frightened to tell you what you’re doing wrong, in a way that would never happen in England. “


” ‘Pelleas et Melisande’ is one of the saddest and most upsetting operas ever written. If you love the opera as I do, then you love it to pieces, obsessively. “


” What really counts isn’t whether your instrument is Baroque or modern: it’s your mindset. “


” If you receive a whole string of bad reviews, you have to say, ‘O.K., maybe there’s something here we should pay attention to. “


” You don’t like Liverpool: you either loathe it or you love it. And I don’t know anyone who loathes it and comes from it. “



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My worst and best qualities are rashness: the good part of it is due to youth, which is, of course, why I
If you think the music business is the be-all and end-all of life, you


As an older dad you can certainly get down on the floor. The problem is can you get up again?
Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young.
I think we will find more and more ways in which technology invades our artistic spaces, so music is something you will need more than ever because it is there in time and in space and for that moment only.
As a nation, we English tend to be self-deprecating, looking down on ourselves. We

What really counts isn
If you receive a whole string of bad reviews, you have to say,
You don
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