Daniel Barenboim - Latest News http://www.danielbarenboim.com/ Latest news from Daniel Barenboim official website en Daniel Barenboim - Latest News http://www.danielbarenboim.com/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.danielbarenboim.com/ 18 16 Latest news from Daniel Barenboim official website TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:01:00 +0200 Staatskapelle Berlin and Barenboim tour Spain http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/staatskapelle-berlin-and-barenboim-tour-spain.html Music Director Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin embark on a tour of Spain from July... Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Verdi's Prelude to Act 1 of La Traviata and Prelude to La forza del destino, and Elgar's Symphony No. 1. On July 6, for the first of two concerts at the Palau de la Música Catlana in Barcelona, the orchestra will perform Wagner's Prelude and "Good Friday Spell" from Parsifal as well as the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, followed by Elgar's Symphony No. 1. Details & Tickets The following day on July 7, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle pay tribute to Verdi, including the Overture of I vespri siciliani, the Overture and Prelude to Act III of La Traviata, the Overture of La forza del destino, and Quattro pezzi sacri. Details & Tickets]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:01:00 +0200 Daniel Barenboim anticipates opening of Barenboim-Said Akademie with topping out ceremony in Berlin http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/daniel-barenboim-anticipates-opening-of-barenboim-said-akademie-with-topping-out-ceremony-in-berlin.html At a topping out ceremony in the future home of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, Daniel... Watch highlights from the topping out ceremony. Watch architect Frank Gehry’s remarks on the new building. ]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:01:00 +0200 Live webcast: Staatsoper für Alle http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/live-webcast-staatsoper-fuer-alle.html On June 21, 2015, audiences around the world can join the audience for Staatsoper für Alle, a free... www.staatsoper-berlin.de. The performance will also be broadcast on ARTE at www.concert.arte.tv, where the concert will also remain available for 90 days. This year's program features Richard Wagner’ s »Einzug der Gäste« from Tannhäuser, Peter Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with violinist Lisa Batiashvili and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:21:00 +0200 Barenboim conducts Widmann & Tchaikovsky with Berliner Philharmoniker http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/barenboim-conducts-widmann-tchaikovsky-with-berliner-philharmoniker.html This Saturday, 6 June, Daniel Barenboim returns to conduct the Berliner Philharmoniker. The Israeli... Teufel Amor, which takes its title from a fragmentary poem by Friedrich Schiller. Following the interval, Barenboim leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, "Pathétique." Saturday's concert will be broadcast live in the Digital Concert Hall beginning at 18:45 CET. Click here for more details. ]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:10:00 +0200 Fortune features Barenboim as one of "The World 50 Greatest Leaders" http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/fortune-features-barenboim-as-one-of-the-world-50-greatest-leaders.html Fortune has featured Daniel Barenboim on its list of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders,"... Read the tribute & explore the full list here.]]> Fri, 08 May 2015 16:26:00 +0200 Daniel Barenboim performs Schubert piano sonata cycles in Vienna, London and Paris http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/daniel-barenboim-performs-schubert-piano-sonata-cycles-in-vienna-london-and-paris.html From May 5 to June 2, 2015, Daniel Barenboim devotes himself to the piano sonatas of Franz... From May 5 to June 2, 2015, Daniel Barenboim devotes himself to the piano sonatas of Franz Schubert, performing this touchstone of the repertoire in a series of recitals at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Philharmonie de Paris, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. For the pianist and conductor, performing Schubert's complete piano sonatas has been "an intense and fascinating voyage into these microcosms of harmonic sophistication." 
Barenboim will give four recitals in the Austrian capital on May 5, 8, 10 and 12. From Vienna, Barenboim brings his all-Schubert program to the newly opened Philharmonie de Paris, where he appears on May 18, 19, 22 and 24. To round his month of Schubert, Barenboim returns to London's Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre's Barenboim Project 2015. Barenboim concludes his Schubert cycle performances with recitals on May 27, 29, 31 and June 2. 
Canadian pharmacy viagra legal Viagra Online Free Worldwide Shipping On May 26, Barenboim will deliver the 2015 Edward W. Said London Lecture at Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 1999, Daniel Barenboim and the Edward Said co-founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an orchestra comprised of musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries. 
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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:23:00 +0200
Staatskapelle Berlin European Tour http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/staatskapelle-berlin-european-tour-1.html Music Director Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin embark on a four-city, five-concert... Music Director Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin embark on a four-city, five-concert tour of Europe this April. Pianist Martha Argerich joins Barenboim and the Staatskapelle at London's Royal Festival Hall on April 20, 2015 for the first of two concerts in the British capital. The program comprises Beethoven's First Piano Concerto and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben. The following day on April 21, violinist Lisa Batiashvili guests with the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, which is complemented on the program by Elgar's Second Symphony. 
On April 23, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle appear at the recently opened Philharmonie de Paris, where they perform works by Wagner and Pierre Boulez, along with Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with Argerich as soloist.
From Paris, the musicians head to Basel, where the orchestra performs Schubert's Seventh Symphony, "Unfinished," and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben on April 24.
Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin round out their European tour on April 25 in Munich with Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, featuring Argerich, and Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:31:00 +0200
New release: Schoenberg Violin & Piano Concerti with Wiener Philharmoniker http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/new-release-schoenberg-violin-piano-concerti-with-wiener-philharmoniker.html Peral Music—Daniel Barenboim’s digital record label “for the thinking ear”—is proud to release the... Peral Music—Daniel Barenboim’s digital record label “for the thinking ear”—is proud to release the Vienna Philharmonic’s debut recordings of Arnold Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto, featuring the iconic composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, and violinist Michael Barenboim. The new release captures the esteemed Vienna Philharmonic’s first performances of both works.
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Dating from 2005 and 2012, these are the Vienna Philharmonic’s first recordings of two of Schoenberg’s works: the Piano Concerto with Daniel Barenboim under Pierre Boulez and the Violin Concerto with Michael Barenboim under the direction of his father. 
The Vienna Philharmonic has enjoyed a close bond with Schoenberg’s music, since he himself conducted two performances of his Gurre-Lieder in 1920 and afterwards wrote a personal letter of thanks, expressing his gratitude to the musicians for their work together. Since then there have been more than 100 performances of his works, and the orchestra even played an important part in the foundation of the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna in 1998.
It is all the harder to believe that the Vienna Philharmonic had never previously played either of these two works. For Daniel Barenboim the orchestra’s performances of Schoenberg’s music are full of “tenderness, good-natured informality and naturalness.” Their “playing is very much inspired by the venue.”
This makes it all the more inconceivable that these works by arguably the greatest composer of the 20th century, and a native of Vienna to boot, had been overlooked by the orchestra for so many years.
It was not until 2005 that Pierre Boulez conducted the Vienna Philharmonic’s first performance of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, when the soloist was Daniel Barenboim. Seven years later Barenboim returned with his son Michael and the two of them gave the first performance of Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto op. 36 with the orchestra. “Highly explosive music,” Michael Barenboim describes Schoenberg’s piece: “Every bar is aflame.” The work’s difficulties are plain. When it received its first performance in 1940, the composer’s daughter, Gertrud Greissle, remarked that “The difficulties are not purely intentional, but they are unavoidable.” Even today the virtuosity of Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto instils a sense of awe in many violinists. For a time Jascha Heifetz regarded the work as unplayable. 
But for Barenboim, “Where other orchestras wrestle with the difficulties, the Viennese may do so as well, but they then discover themselves in the music, and this is really wonderful.”
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:34:00 +0100
Daniel Barenboim celebrates Pierre Boulez’s 90th with Wiener Philharmoniker http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/daniel-barenboim-celebrates-pierre-boulezs-90th-with-wiener-philharmoniker.html Daniel Barenboim marks the 90th birthday of iconic composer Pierre Boulez as he leads the Wiener... Daniel Barenboim marks the 90th birthday of iconic composer Pierre Boulez as he leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in a special concert on March 27, 2015 at the Philharmonie Berlin. The program pays homage to Boulez with two of the composer’s works: Livre pour cordes for string orchestra and Originel from …explosante-fixe…. Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” rounds out the program. 
Barenboim also highlights Pierre Boulez’s landmark birthday with the release of a new recording of Schoenberg’s Violin and Piano Concerti, performed with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez as conductor, Daniel Barenboim as conductor and pianist, and violinist Michael Barenboim. The new album is available exclusively from iTunes on Barenboim’s Peral Music digital label, and can be purchased here.
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:31:00 +0100
Daniel Barenboim on Pierre Boulez http://www.danielbarenboim.com/news/news/article/daniel-barenboim-on-pierre-boulez.html Daniel Barenboim gave a full-length interview to UE Musik Salon, reflecting on the legacy of the... Read the interview here.]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:15:00 +0100