The incoming chief conductor has a well-known aversion to media. He gives no interviews, appears on no TV shows.
For his first season launch, he allowed the Berlin Philharmonic website to carry a so-called interview.
No questions are asked and not much information is volunteered.
Sample: ‘The special feature of the Berliner Philharmoniker is the skill and courage of every single musician, whether solo or tutti, to radiate so much freedom while making music. A freedom that always keeps an eye on the whole structure, a controlled risk in which the great order does not waver, yet which allows a total unleashing at the moment of performance.’
More here, if you’re still awake.
An ‘interview’ like this restores one’s faith in journalism.