Herbert Blomstedt: Vanity stinksmain
The nonagenarian conductor, in a snap interview about the secrets of a long life, talks movingly about his late brother.
‘He knew music as well as I did, but he became a doctor. We shared a room for 25 years. He caught all the diseases in the world and died very young. He said to me: you are shamelessly healthy.’
The most important things in life: ‘To be sincere and not to be vain. Vanity stinks.’