Is such a pretender.
You see him so animated getting into the rhythm of the thing, emoting about, pointing or lowering, or shushing then triumphantly sieg heiling.
He adds nothing but theatre as the orchestra plays on out of tradtional duty. They feel it in their bones while Barenboim celebrates his tribe’s victory of their history. It’s in his bones too.
Daniel Barenboim is the centrepiece. He’s the ring master the crowd must come to see and everything about him is all about Them.
It’s quite a tribulation to see our soul traduced by his spectacle.
Furthermore, I don’t think many understand what it is they are witnessing.
Ignorance is bliss.
So much so they even celebrate it with coughs and BBC promos.