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Daniel Barenboim: the vulnerable maestro

How a Schubert sonata can reflect the rhythms of life

By Sameer Rahim  

Daniel Barenboim playing Schubert's sonatas at the Southbank Centre Southbank Centre © Chris Christodoulou

Daniel Barenboim is a classical music phenomenon. The Israeli-Argentinian, born in 1942, was a child prodigy who began playing the piano in public when he was seven years old. He has sustained that phenomenal early success and, in addition to performing on the piano, has become an Olympian orchestra conductor and campaigner for peace in the Middle East. (He was also married to cellist Jacqueline…

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