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Barenboim heralds the New Year with the Staatskappelle Berlin

After Daniel Barenboim completes his run of Don Giovanni at La Scala – his first as Music Director of the house – he heralds the New Year with two performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Staatskappelle Berlin on...
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Barenboim’s first performance as Music Director of La Scala in live worldwide moviecast

Next Wednesday, in his new role as Music Director of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim leads the house’s orchestra, chorus, and an all-star cast in a new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. This new staging by...
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Barenboim leads La Scala Orchestra and Chorus in performances of Beethoven symphonies and Schönberg works

As Daniel Barenboim launches his tenure as Music Director of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with a production of Don Giovanni, he also highlights the talents of the house’s resident chorus and orchestra by conducting works by...
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Barenboim leads several symphonic performances at La Scala this November

Daniel Barenboim leads his first symphonic performance of the season at the legendary Teatro alla Scala, where he was recently named Music Director, on November 3. For the concert, Barenboim conducts the Sinfonico del Teatro alla...
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Barenboim Opens La Scala Season This December with Don Giovanni

Daniel Barenboim begins his five-year tenure as Music Director of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala by presiding over a new, season-opening production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni. In keeping with tradition, the season opens...
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Wozzeck opens in Berlin with Barenboim conducting critically acclaimed revival

Daniel Barenboim leads the Berlin Staatsoper in three performances of Alban Berg’s 20th century masterpiece, Wozzeck, beginning on October 26 at the Schiller Theater. The production by Andrea Breth, which debuted in April 2011 to...
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Deutsche Grammophon releases new album of Liszt piano concertos with Barenboim:

Honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing a new album featuring Daniel Barenboim playing both of Liszt’s daunting piano concertos with the Berlin Staatskapelle.  The...
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Barenboim named Music Director of La Scala

Milan's Teatro alla Scala announced today that Daniel Barenboim will become its next Music Director, beginning a five-year term effective December 1, 2011. Since 2006, Barenboim has served as Principal...
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Kaufmann and Röschmann kick off Staatsoper’s 2011-12 Barenboim Cycle

This season’s Barenboim Cycle examines the piano and vocal works Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert in five concerts, all featuring Barenboim at the piano. The series kicks off on October 7 with an evening of music by Franz Liszt at...
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Over the summer, as part of their “Beethoven for All” tour, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performed and recorded the complete Beethoven Symphonies at Cologne’s Philharmonie. While the Decca Classics...
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Barenboim opens Berlin Staatsoper season with “Barbiere,” his first Rossini opera

On October 4 Daniel Barenboim opens the Berlin Staatsoper’s 2011-12 season, his 19th as Music Director, conducting the first Rossini opera of his career: Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The gala evening at the Schiller Theater, the...
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Five-concert “Barenboim Cycle” examines Schubert and Liszt

Collaborating with such esteemed artists as Christine Schäfer, Dorothea Röschmann and Thomas Quasthoff, this season Daniel Barenboim celebrates the dual anniversaries of Franz Liszt and Franz Schubert in a five-concert series at...
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Barenboim conducts Beethoven with WEDO at Berlin’s famous Waldbühne

Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra continue their “Beethoven for All” world tour with a spectacular outdoor concert at Berlin’s renowned Waldbühne on August 21.  For this performance in front of tens-of-thousands...
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Barenboim’s 2011/12 Berlin Staatsoper season features opera’s biggest stars in thrilling new productions and beloved revivals

The 2011/2012 Berlin Staatsoper season, its second at the Schiller Theater while the company’s home on the historic Unter den Linden is being renovated, will feature eight new productions on the main stage as well as six...
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Barenboim takes West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on its first tour of Asia

Following concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Seville and Madrid, Daniel Barenboim will lead the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in its debut concerts on the Asian continent as part of their “Beethoven for All” tour....
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Barenboim leads panel on Arab Spring at conclusion of 2011 West-Eastern Divan Orchestra workshop

SEVILLE, Spain—As the 2011 workshop of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra  drew to a close, the musicians attended a symposium on “The Arab Spring – Its Meaning and Future." The panellists – Egyptian journalist...
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Barenboim conducts Beethoven with WEDO at Berlin’s Waldbühne

On August 21 Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will perform a special concert at Berlin’s famous outdoor amphitheater, the Waldbühne, as part of their “Beethoven for All” world tour.  For this concert in...
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Next week Barenboim performs five Beethoven concertos with the IPO and Mehta

Next week Daniel Barenboim returns to Israel to perform a complete cycle of the Beethoven piano concertos in two concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of his life-long friend, conductor Zubin Mehta....
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Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in its Festival of Contemporary Music and in concerts in Spain

Following the Berlin Staatsoper’s annual "Staatsoper für Alle" concert in Berlin’s Bebelplatz, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin turn their focus to 20th-century composers for the venerable...
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Barenboim and WEDO embark on Beethoven project, including tour and recording

This summer Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra embark on an ambitious project exploring the music of Beethoven, including a tour of Europe and Asia during which the orchestra and conductor will perform several...
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Barenboim returns to Israel to perform five Beethoven piano concertos

This July Daniel Barenboim joins his longtime friend and colleague, the conductor Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a complete cycle of the Beethoven piano concertos.  For the first performance on...
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Barenboim conducts annual Staatsoper für Alle concert in Berlin on June 26

For this year’s annual Staatsoper für Alle concert, a free outdoor performance in Berlin’s Bebelplatz, Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in two beloved works by Beethoven.  The gifted young pianist Yuja Wang...
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Wigmore Hall welcomes back Barenboim for solo recital

As part of Wigmore Hall’s 110th anniversary celebrations, Daniel Barenboim, who debuted there at the tender age of 15, will return to London for an already sold-out solo recital at the venerable hall on June 15.  Renowned...
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Barenboim plays Beethoven with the Vienna Philharmonic on tour

Daniel Barenboim is the piano soloist for the Vienna Philharmonic's upcoming tour of Europe.  Following two performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Zubin Mehta at the orchestra's home, Vienna's venerable...
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Barenboim plays both Liszt piano concertos with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and on tour with the Staatskapelle Berlin

For his upcoming performances with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim takes on the extraordinary challenge of playing both of Franz Liszt's virtuosic piano...
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Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Doha Festival for Music and Dialogue

5 May 2011

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra arrived in Doha, Qatar this week to prepare for a series of concerts and events as part of the Doha Festival for Music and Dialogue.  First on their schedule today was an...
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Daniel Barenboim and the 'Orchestra for Gaza' to perform in Gaza

2 May 2011

Maestro Daniel Barenboim, UN Messenger of Peace, will conduct the ‘Orchestra for Gaza’ consisting of distinguished musicians from Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestra...
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Daniel Barenboim performs at London's Tate Modern Gallery

7 April 2011

On April 8, 2011 at 21:00h, Daniel Barenboim and members of the Staatskapelle Berlin will give a unique one-off concert at London's Tate Modern Gallery. They will perform an all-Chopin programme on the Turbine Hall...
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Staatsoper Festtage begin April 16

9 April 2011

On April 16, the Festtage of the Staatsoper Berlin will begin with a new production of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck, directed by Andrea Breth. Daniel Barenboim leads a cast including Roman Trekel in his role debut as Wozzeck, Nadja...
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Benefit Concert for Unicef Japan

25 March 2011

On March 29th, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Berlin will give a special benefit concert with Simon Rattle and Daniel Barenboim to benefit Unicef in Japan. For tickets and program information click here.
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Bartok, Kurtag, and Brahms

27 March 2011

On March 28th and 31st, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin perform works by Bartok, Kurtag, and Brahms in the Konzerthaus and the Philharmonie Berlin as part of their subscription season. For exact programs and tickets please...
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Barenboim Cycle at the Staatsoper

26 March 2011

On March 27th at 11:00, the "Barenboim Cycle" at the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater continues with an all-Brahms program, the Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat, The Cello Sonata in F-Major and the Clarinet Trio op. 114....
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Otto-Hahn Peace Medal

25 March 2011

On March 22nd, Daniel Barenboim was awarded the Otto-Hahn Peace Medal at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.The prize was awarded by André Schmitz and the laudatio was held by Rolf Verleger.
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Beethoven and Schönberg in Vienna

16 March 2011

This weekend, Barenboim returns to the Vienna Philharmonic, where he has been a regular guest conductor for the past several decades, to play Beethoven's First Piano Concerto (conducting as usual from the piano bench) and...
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Benefit Concert for the Historic Staatsoper Building

7 March 2011

On Tuesday, March 15th, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Violeta Urmana, Lioba Brown, Robert Dean Smith, Franz Josef Selig and the Staatskapelle Berlin join forces to raise money for the continuing restoration of the historic...
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Legion of Honor Prize

25 February 2011

On Monday, February 28th, Daniel Barenboim will receive the second highest order of the Legion of Honor, the Grand Officer (Grand Officier). The award will be conferred in the Élysée Palace by President Nicolas Sarkozy...
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Barenboim receives Dresden Peace Prize

14 February 2011

Yesterday, February 13th, Daniel Barenboim was awarded the Dresden Peace Prize, which is given in recognition of attempts at preventing or defusing conflicts between states or peoples. This year's prize was given for...
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Liszt and Schubert piano works

14 February 2011

On February 15th, Daniel Barenboim sets out on an extensive tour performing both piano concertos by Franz Liszt and a handful of all-Schubert recitals. After five concerts this week in Spain, he will appear at the second...
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Tour to United Arab Emirates, Vienna and Paris

24 January 2011

Following this week's concerts in Berlin, Daniel Barenboim takes to the road with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Yefim Bronfman, who will be performing all three Bartok piano concertos with the orchestra....
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Bartok and Tchaikovsky

23 January 2011

On January 24th and 25th, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin are joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for Bartok's Second Piano Concerto in the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin. Bartok shares the stage on these evenings...
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Recital with Magdalena Kozena

23 January 2011

This Sunday, Barenboim continues the "Barenboim cycle" at the Staatsoper Berlin (now located in the Schiller Theater) with celebrated mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. The program includes works by Ravel,...
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