The Barenboim - Fighting For Music



Richard Morrison explores what motivates the extraordinary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

In the past year, he has been embroiled in a political fight in BERLIN, an explosive row about performing Wagner in Israel, and a controversial workshop for Israeli and Arab musicians.

He also runs two of the world's top musical institutions - the Chicago SO and the Staatsoper in BERLIN - and finds time for piano recitals and chamber music.

With contributions from Pierre Boulez, Edward Said, Semyon Bychkov, Maxim Vengerov, and musicians and critics from BERLIN, Chicago and Israel.