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Daniel Barenboim: one must not neglect the cultural side of our lives

Politicians have underestimated challenge of reviving ravaged world arts community

Daniel Barenboim, a world-renowned conductor and pianist, will tour Japan in June.   © Deutsche Grammophon

TOKYO -- Daniel Barenboim is worried about people's health.

Everyone is, of course, as the world enters the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and countries face third or fourth infection waves. But the maestro's concern is for a different sort of health -- not the kind fed by nutrition and exercise and sleep, but by art and culture.

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