Why Germans always win at football and symphony concertsmain
Frankfurt’s incoming music director Alain Altinoglu has been sharing some thoughts on life and art.
Germany is good at football, he says, because players are willing to merge their individuality into the collective. Same with their orchestras. ‘But at some point we French will also win …’
He omits to point out that too much collectivism can make very boring football teams. And orchestras.