Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim, 75 this year, is a rarity: a classical musician whose voice is heard by world leaders

We can now begin to understand the reasons why music is an essential part of civilisation

He’s back, and I’ve been writing about him. Here’s the piece, from today’s Independent. The first concert is tonight and if you can’t get a return you can sneak into the RFH’s Clore Ballroom and see a live streaming. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/daniel-barenboim-how-the-maestro-made-classical-music-the-hottest-ticket-in-town-1882250.html