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New Year's Concert 2014 with Vienna Philharmonic to be broadcast worldwide, Sony Classical to release live recording January 13

Daniel Barenboim marks the arrival of 2014 as he leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in its New Year’s Concert, a musical tradition that will be broadcast worldwide and recorded live for release by Sony Classical. ...
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Schubert recital tour across Germany

This December, Daniel Barenboim tours Germany with a program of piano sonatas by Franz Schubert. The Argentinean born pianist performs Schubert's Sonata in A Major, D 664; Sonata in A minor, D 845; and Sonata in D Major,...
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DANIEL BARENBOIM TO BE AWARDED MARION DÖNHOFF PREIS FOR WORK WITH WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA

In a ceremony on 1 December, Daniel Barenboim will receive the Marion Dönhoff Preis, awarded annually to individuals who foster international relations through cultural initiatives. Barenboim was chosen as the 2013 recipient for...
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DANIEL BARENBOIM LEADS IL TROVATORE AT STAATSOPER BERLIN

Beginning November 29, Daniel Barenboim conducts Verdi's Il trovatore at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater. The production, directed by German filmmaker Philipp Stölzl, sees Plácido Domingo as Conte di Luna, Anna Netrebko as...
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Staatskapelle Berlin concert with Lang Lang to support reconstruction of Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Daniel Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin on November 13 in a concert supporting the reconstruction of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The concert, which takes place at the Philharmonie Berlin, sees guest soloist Lang...
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Daniel Barenboim leads Staatskapelle in Berlin premiere of Teufel Amor by Jörg Widmann

This month Daniel Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin in the German capital’s premiere performances of Jörg Widmann’s Teufel Amor at the city’s Philharmonie (November 11) and Konzerthaus (November 17). Violinist Guy...
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Daniel Barenboim to be honored with Freedom Award of Freie Universität

Daniel Barenboim will receive the Freedom Award of Freie Universität Berlin in a ceremony on October 23, 2013. The Freedom Award honors persons who have advanced freedom in a political, social, or academic context. University...
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Daniel Barenboim leads Sasha Waltz world premiere

This month at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Daniel Barenboim leads two exceptional dance performances featuring the choreography of Sasha Waltz on 26 October and 2 November. The program comprises Ms. Waltz’s choreography to...
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Daniel Barenboim begins season at Staatsoper Berlin with trio of operas

To begin his season at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater this fall, Daniel Barenboim leads a trio of operas by Rimsky-Korsakov, Berg, and Mozart throughout October and early November. From October 3 to 25, Barenboim conducts a...
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Waldbühenkonzert 2014 with West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim’s annual concert with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Waldbühne Berlin will take place 24 August, 2014. Tickets are now available. Daniel Barenboim will lead the orchestra in a program of Mozart and...
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Staatskapelle Berlin’s 2013–14 Season Opens September 15 & 16

Following a summer of performances that included a complete cycle of Wagner’s Ring at the BBC Proms with the Staatskapelle Berlin and a European tour with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim looks ahead to a new...
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France Musique Interview: West-Eastern Divan

Daniel Barenboim is featured on France Musique, the classical and jazz division of Radio France, discussing his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and sharing in detail the ensemble’s mission along with the perspectives...
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Barenboim leads Staatskapelle Berlin in St. Petersburg

Prior to the Orchestra’s 2013-14 opening night on September 15, Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in two concerts at St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre. On September 8, Maestro continues his celebration of...
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The Frost Interview: Daniel Barenboim on Al Jazeera

In an extensive interview with Sir David Frost of Al Jazeera, Daniel Barenboim discusses his career, the joy of making music, and the evolution of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he leads during its summer workshop -...
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Making UK Wagner opera debut, Barenboim to conduct Ring Cycle at 2013 BBC Proms

Daniel Barenboim will conduct the Staatskapelle Berlin in the first complete Wagner Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms this summer, marking the Maestro's Wagner opera debut in the United Kingdom. Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin...
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra summer workshop & tour

This summer, Daniel Barenboim and the musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will come together for their annual summer workshop in Spain and their 2013 European tour, giving 12 concerts in ten cities across Spain, France,...
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New Release: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

July 1 sees the international release of the latest album from Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, focusing on Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Recorded live in a gripping performance at the 2009 BBC Proms, the...
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Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Teatro alla Scala

Beginning Monday, June 17, Daniel Barenboim takes the podium of the Teatro alla Scala to lead two complete Ring cycles at the Milan house. The La Scala Music Director conducts a leading roster of singers in Guy Cassier's staging...
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Brahms Requiem with West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at Salzburg Festival

Daniel Barenboim reunites with the musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Salzburg, Austria for a May 20 performance of Brahms's magnificent Requiem at the Whitsun Festival. Joining Barenboim and the Divan Orchestra...
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APRIL SOLO & COLLABORATIVE RECITALS

This month, Daniel Barenboim complements his orchestral and operatic performances with two unique performances in Berlin and Copenhagen. On April 12, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and Barenboim present a recital of art songs and...
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European premiere of "A Sunbeam's Architecture"

Yesterday Daniel Barenboim led the Staatskapelle Berlin and tenor Rolando Villazón in the European premiere of Elliott Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture.  "I am thrilled that this cycle saw its successful European...
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Barenboim to lead European premiere of Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture with Staatskapelle Berlin, Rolando Villazón

Next week Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in the European premiere of Elliott Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture at Berlin's Konzerthaus (April 8) and Konzerthaus (April 9) with guest soloist Rolando Villazón. The...
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Barenboim to lead European premiere of Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture with Staatskapelle Berlin, Rolando Villazón

Next week Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in the European premiere of Elliott Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture at Berlin's Konzerthaus (April 8) and Konzerthaus (April 9) with guest soloist Rolando Villazón. The...
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Barenboim to lead European premiere of Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture with Staatskapelle Berlin, Rolando Villazón

Next week Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in the European premiere of Elliott Carter's A Sunbeam's Architecture at Berlin's Konzerthaus (April 8) and Konzerthaus (April 9) with guest soloist Rolando Villazón. The...
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EASTER FESTTAGE IN BERLIN

As part of the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater's Festtage 2013, Barenboim will lead three unique programs at Berlin's Philharmonie this month. He conducts songs by Verdi and Luciano Berio with...
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Berlin Ring Cycle: Wagner 1813 | 2013

This Sunday, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater present a new production of Wagner's Götterdammerung, the fourth and final installment of director Guy Cassier's Ring Cycle, which will be performed for the...
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Daniel Barenboim returns to Berlin for Staatskapelle concerts, art song recital

Daniel Barenboim - who was recently awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) by President Joachim Gauck - returns to the German capital this month for a series of concerts with the Staatskapelle Berlin and a...
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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra US Tour (Jan 23 - Feb 3) Includes Symphonies at Carnegie Hall; Boston Debut; Concerts at Columbia, Brown & Poisson Rouge; and Documentary at Symphony Space

This month Daniel Barenboim returns to the United States for a rare American appearance with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the ensemble that he founded in 1999 with the late Palestinian literary...
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