Barenboim: It’s A Flattering Idea

“Daniel Barenboim said he was flattered to be Lorin Maazel’s choice to pick up his baton at the New York Philharmonic, but, he said, ‘nothing could be further from my thoughts at the moment than the possibility of returning to the United States for a permanent position.’ … Mr. Barenboim said it would be inappropriate either to embrace or reject the proposal, since it was a suggestion by a colleague, not a formal offer by the board of the Philharmonic.”