Daniel Barenboim on BBC4
The pianist, conductor, and dyed-in-the-wool music geek Daniel Barenboim is the Reith lecturer for 2005. Transcripts and mp3s are on BBC4. I listened to the first lecture a couple of days ago and was impressed that he had something significantly new to say about music. His theory that life is like music is richer than the theory that life is like, say, a box of chocolates, but his theory is in the end a forced metaphor too.