What I never overcame is a kind of shyness.
An orchestra full of stars can be a disaster.
I was different from most young conductors today.
Young conductors who are confident enough, they very often have success.
Even I had no opportunity to conduct very many concerts after World War II.
And if you are strong enough, then you can grow as a conductor more and more.
And I always tried to be not a star. To be someone who people like to talk to.
I always imagined that to bring an orchestra to play together is not enough for a conductor.
You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character.
I wouldn't say I've changed my mind. I changed some of my natural habits, some of my natural character.